How to Expand Your Imagination to Unlock What is Possible
I want you to think back when you were a child. Growing up we believed anything was possible when we were a child. We used to create worlds where we ourselves were the main characters and everything revolved around us.
I know myself was a sports hero. I was the hero usually either in baseball or basketball. I made the game saving catch or the game-winning home run. I made the last minute shot that won the game.
I used to have friends come over and they became part of my imaginary world and we had great times laughing, playing, and just being who we wanted to be. At the time I was growing up we played army a lot and were soldiers. Or we used to play cars in a dirt pile and be our own little city and construction site. As I write this, it takes me back to a magical time in my life!
Then we started to grow up and as we grew older and people saw what we were doing and weren’t sure they liked it anymore. People saw us being young and joyful and excited and what used to be, but no longer were. They didn’t allow us to be these things any longer. We started hearing things like “act your age” or “grow up!”
We also heard things like, “will you stop dreaming!” Or “be realistic will you.”
Now I know there is a good chance that the people who were telling us this such as our parents, teachers, relatives, and counselors probably did not know any better at the time. We ourselves did not know that daydreaming and using our imagination and that knowing exactly what we want would be crucial to our future happiness and success.
We just didn’t know that these people that were telling us this were not mad at us. I think they were perhaps disappointed with themselves for allowing their dreams to die. They probably didn’t know, and maybe even you yourself does not realize, is that dreams can never be destroyed.
Dreams can be beat up and bruised a little, but they can never die. They will just sink into a deep sleep in the recesses of our mind. Just like sleeping beauty, they just lie there, waiting for the day when they will be resurrected to be realized.
Well this week, I am going to help you wake them up!
It is time to return to the magic of your youth. It is time to recall the days there were no impossibilities or limits. It is now time to reawaken your dreams and to start living the life that you’ve always wanted to live.
Have you realized that each and every one of us born rich and abundant. At any one time we have 18 billion brain cells just sitting there waiting for us to give them some type of direction. The only types of limitations that exist are those that we impose on ourselves. Our brains do not know any type of limitations. Our minds will believe as the truth whatever we convince them to believe. So the question is, why are we living our dreams? Just what is stopping us?
I have found, and I used to be this way myself, are not living the lives they want to live because they are usually not thinking big enough. They are also not focused on exactly what they want to do in their lives.
So what is the key to having everything that we want? The answer lies in expanding our definition of what is possible and then focusing those thoughts on what we want not on what we don’t want. Yes, it is as simple as that. Once we convince ourselves to believe in the possibility of anything and focus in on exactly what we want in our lives and exactly what we want to do with our lives, then our minds will expand and can take us there.
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