I’ve read a beautiful quote once from Walt Disney that said: "Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it". What a wonderful tool we all have at our disposal! Our imagination is absolutely limitless. So how can it be that most people think that they have “limited” potentials, they lack new ideas or they’re not creative enough?
You know, the other day, I saw my little sister watching a TV series called Power Rangers and she was really enjoying too. I used to love that series when I was a little girl! So I stopped to take a look for the sake of bringing back old memories.
While I was watching, all what I saw was actors in weird costumes jumping around with really bad special effects. It didn’t move me anymore: all the magic it has was gone. You might say that it’s just because my mentality changed, or I’m no longer a kid, or even that there are cartoons and TV shows now with better effects. I don’t think so. I believe the only thing that changed, is that I was using my imagination vividly when I was a kid, in contrary to today where it kinda died away.
That’s why we see the world so differently when we grow older. Our imagination gets deactivated while growing up, because our teachers at school as well as our parents continually told us to quit daydreaming and see the world for what it “really” is. What a pity, because that doesn’t only affect our view of the outside world, but also how we see ourselves. I mean just think about it: once we stop using our imagination, which is what creates new ideas and possibilities in our minds, we will measure our abilities based on what we see in others; because we fail to create new possibilities in our minds that the world has never seen before.
“imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
The best example of this is Roger Bannister, the famous athlete. He was the first one to run a mile under 5 min. the surprising part is that in that same year, 8 more people did it, the next one 57 more people did it. That’s the case in almost all other world records in sports too. Why? Our potential constantly expands based on what we allow ourselves to imagine as possible. So basically we can never know what our potential actually is: it’s limitless.
In order to have access to these great abilities, we have to develop a rich and strong imagination. It’s not merely about imagination though, we have a ton of powerful other tools in our minds such as focus, intuition and reason. They all have their own role to play in our lives.
I encourage you to learn as much as you possibly can about yourself and the tools that are available to you in your minds. Study them carefully, understand them and then use them to optimize your experience in life. Just like what Bob Proctor says in his inspiring video:
Think of your mind as a computer you just bought. You can either start using it right away the same way you used the previous one or, you can read the manual to figure out all the new options and tools it offers so you would benefit from them to the maximum possible.
We do not come with a use manual, so we don’t really know what are all the intellectual faculties we possess, we just blindly follow what all people before us did and how they used their minds, without wondering for a second if that’s really what we all have. I believe we have much MUCH more marvelous gifts at our disposal than we currently know and use.
Just consider this question: what if you had access to a tool in your mind this very minute, that can allow you to achieve things beyond the scope of what the world have ever seen until now, and you didn’t even know you had it?
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