Take a look around you. Observe every object that surrounds you. Everything you see, literally everything, is a product of someone’s imagination! And everything we can see in our imagination can become a reality. You can use your imagination so effectively that you can literally change everything in your life. Or at least the areas of your life where you are not at your best. All you have to do is to remember how to use it again!
Some people used their imagination to see themselves flying. Today thanks to them we can sit on the plane and fly wherever we want.
Another one dreamed of the horseless carriage. For many people, he was considered a crazy person. However, today we can see the results of his madness on every street in the world.
The third one spent days dreaming about the electric candle. Now, thanks to him, we have a light in the darkest nights.
One more guy imagined he could talk with his friends without of the aid of wires. He was locked up in a crazy house before he realized his dream.
Everything we learn in life, we learn with the aid and through imagination.
It is a shame how when we grow up we kill this precious mental tool. While children use it very effectively to create fun in their activity, we adults cluttered our imagination with worries, doubts, and fears. When the mind is cluttered with everyday problems, it cannot soar freely, and creativity is suffocated. Kids can even imagine friends when they are bored and have no one to play with. Eventually, they seek that friend in reality, and 100 out of 100 times they find it.
People who decided never to grow up did so by using their imagination. They are not fools; on the contrary, they are wise men and women. They decided to preserve their intellectual factor of creativity because they are aware of how much value it is to them.
It is the most precious gift we got! Nothing can stand against human imagination. To this power, we owe all our advancement throughout human history.
Imagination is a workshop of the mind, and with it, we can create everything we desire. Every plan, every action, every goal, every event, everything starts as an impulse of thought. Gradually, if you keep entertaining that thought in your imagination, you can change your life.
Keep your imagination alive, and it will keep your life alive! Here is how!
5 Steps to Use Your Imagination Effectively
Before we begin, understand that imagination is rarely controlled and therefore when uncontrolled it can, and it does cause damage to people more than anything else.
A quick story from New York back in the 20th century.
When a ship from Norway came into the city, it brought a few passengers infected with the new type of flu. Word spread around quickly and out of the worry, doubt, and fear, a whole New York was “infected” in a matter of days. The “epidemic” spread so fast through the minds of the New Yorkers. Their boundless imagination got them all sick. Hospitals, clinics, and doctors offices were full of patients claiming the symptoms of the flu. Medical staff went mad, as well as the rest of the city.
One of the main catalyzers in spreading the flu were the newspapers. Every title, every heading was screaming, FLU!
The major of the city at the time gathered all newsmen in one room and begged them to stop writing about the flu. He asked them, instead of the bad news to start writing about how the epidemic is leaving NYC.
Again, in a matter of days, everything went back to normal. Flu was completely gone.
What a power human imagination has!
1.) Relax to Declutter Your Mind
Our doubts, worries, and fears are nothing else than a product of our imagination. As you remember, everything starts as a thought in our mind, so does doubt, worry, and fear. If they stay residents of the mind for long, gradually, they will show up in reality.
Whatever your problem is, understand that you created the problem in your imagination by worrying about it constantly.
So, the same way we create problems, we can develop solutions.
But first, you will have to relax. Complete relaxation of the body is a key to relaxing your mind. When the mind is in an empty state, we can turn on our imagination on demand.
Few ways to relax your mind:
- meditate, practice breathing
- exercise, play sports
- listen to music, dance
- visit nature
- go for a message, jacuzzi
When you reach a state of total relaxation, a state of mindfulness or an empty mind, you will have to inject a new thought into a mind voluntarily, or the old worry will come back. That is a law of nature, the Law of Vacuum, which dictates that nothing can remain in a vacuum for long, which applies to a human mind as well.
So, throw your worries out and keep them out! And make sure you
2.) Practice Positive Thoughts and Feelings
Our thoughts are going to determine how we feel. Eventually, we are bound to take action related to our thoughts and feelings. And as a result, we will attract whatever we think about concerning how we felt about it. That is a law of nature also known as the Law of Attraction.
We always make the first step in our imagination. Everything begins as an idea in our mind.
Make sure that you practice focus on positive thoughts as much as you can during the day. Take as many breaks you need to relax and inject a positive feeling in your mind. It can be thought of anything. Happy moments from the past, peaceful scenes of nature, past success, people we love, future plans, etc.
When you fill your mind with thoughts of a positive nature, try to
3.) Play a Move in Your Mind
The movie is about your life and everything you want to change your life. Start to imagine things changing. In other words, daydream a lot!
If you want to take a trip to someplace, go in your mind first, it is free. If you’re going to buy a new car, buy it in your imagination. There is a person out there you like, and you would like to be in a relationship with, do it in your mind. Furthermore, if you want to fix a relationship, make peace with that person in your imagination.
We are creative beings; we can create anything we want in our mind.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
So make sure you practice this ability as much as you can. Believe that you can see anything you want to see. Therefore, you can do anything you want to do! Whatever thoughts you sow in your minds fertile ground you will eventually reap in your life. That is governed by another Universal law also known as the Law of Reaping and Sowing.
4.) Write It On a Paper
In other words, set it as a goal, make a plan to achieve your imagined scenario.
You see, when you write it down, you made a first physical step toward its realization in your life. Maybe it looks like a small step. However, we are bound to do what we say out loud or what we write on a paper. It is in our nature as human beings. So make sure you take this step! The power behind goals doesn’t fit in this blog post.
5.) Repeat the Process
Repetition is a key in any successful endeavor. We can do thighs once or twice, and we usually do. Then, we get satisfied too fast, and we stop. We never master it, only tap into it.
Relax as much as you can, even when you are relaxed try to relax some more. Even when your mind is full of positive thoughts, you will have to fill in some more. Never stop imagine a better life, because once you stop, it will end in your reality as well.
Positive Attitude is Like a Steroids for Imagination
Those five steps from the above will help you to create a positive mental attitude. And there is nothing more uplifting like it is to have a positive attitude.
You may say, well my problems are too big, it is hard when you live the life as I do. You may say, oh I don’t have enough time to relax that much. Or it is impossible to see something in your mind before you see it in reality.
Understand the fact that as long as you keep that attitude, you deny your imagination. That is a state of mind of the person who worries.
On the other hand, when you manage to create a positive attitude, your imagination will pay you back in dividends!
The state of mind opposite to worry is a belief or faith. Everything in nature has its opposite, left has right, up and down, hot and cold, light and dark, male and female, and so does our thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is either positive or negative. That is wrapped in the law of nature called the Law of Polarity.
Don’t Put Limits on Your Imagination
We are limitless, at least in our mind we can be. Reality is a bit different and not so easy to conquer, but it is not impossible. The only difference is, in our mind, we can see results pretty fast, while in reality, it takes time, work, and effort.
Many people will give up when they wake up, and they don’t see any changes in their reality. However, if you follow the steps, and have patience and persistence, eventually you will look back and realize that it happened almost exactly how you have imagined it in the first place. If not even better.
Our subconscious mind drives us in the direction of images or thoughts we impress upon it. It will always bring us what we asked for. The process is slow, but it is inerrable.
To have control over the process, you will have to take control of your thoughts! The rest will take care of itself. Don’t try to force things to happen because force only negates things. It will bring you back at the beginning, the state of worry. Therefore, the key is to stay relaxed during the whole process.
Imagination is Factory of Ideas
Everything that man has done it started as an idea in his mind.
One man had an idea to connect every person in Harvard University on one single website. In the beginning, it was nothing more than a thought in his mind. He immediately let his imagination to go wild, and without a single doubt in his mind, he started to work on it. Time went by, and his idea was not just a thought anymore, now, it had a physical form, or in this case a digital. The idea was The Facebook! Then later on, by using his imagination he decided to remove the “The” from the name, and today we know his idea as, Facebook.
The young man managed to connect every single human on the planet Earth. The moment he got the eureka moment, the moment of receiving the idea, he had two options. One was to start doubting his imagination and suffocate the idea straight away. The second one was to get busy and let his imagination wild.
He entertained idea every day. He took care of it, worked on it, and eventually it reproduced itself in reality. This is not a fantasy; this is how it happened, this is the reality of the things.
Maybe you will say: “Yea, but, he is a genius.” or “Yea, but, he was lucky.” or “Yea, but, I am not Zuckerberg.” But, let me tell you just one thing. He has the same mind and body as you do. I don’t see any difference, except for what and how we use it.
If you examine the five steps to use your imagination, you can see the process Mark Zuckerberg used to create Facebook.
Start Creating Ideas and Change Your Life Today
If you decide now to follow the five steps and imagine a better tomorrow, you will have it. Even if your today is pretty good, why not make tomorrow a little better?
There is no significant effort in it. It is not hard to relax. It is not hard to close your eyes and daydream. Remeber your childhood, and you will remember that it is actually pretty easy.
However, if you ever have a problem with turning your imagination on, you can become a member of Six Minutes to Success. It is a program which helps individuals to concentrate their mind on positive. It teaches how to see things in your imagination, and how to set goals and achieve those goals. The program is my recommendation to everyone who wishes to take the matter into their hands, or minds first, then hands.
Remeber, never stop dreaming no matter where you are, who you are, how old you are. All things are possible to those who believe.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below, and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,