Monday, June 11, 2007

The Mystery of Creativity and Imagination

It’s been a while now since I dropped something on this blog. Many apologies to my readers. Actually, I’ve been doing a lot of daydreaming lately. I believe everybody must have daydreamt about certain things at one point in their life, or the other. While some may be realistic visions, others may just be pure unrealistic fantasies.

But really, there is no stupidity in daydreaming. One must always learn to daydream once in a while. Allow your imagination to roam, then give it a chance to breathe. It’s never too late for you to start thinking productively. Infact, it is lack of imagination that always keeps a man from his potential.

One must always have a constant flow of new, exciting and powerful ideas on which to act on immediately or afterwards. You must learn to constantly frustrate tradition with your creativity and imagination. The opportunities of every man are only limited by his imagination. Dreams are previews to greatness. All men who have achieved great things were once dreamers. In other words, every achiever today was a dreamer yesterday.

And come to think of it, it is indeed those that dream the most that do most. A shallow thinker seldom makes a deep impression. We act or fail to act, not because of will, as it is commonly believed, but simply because of vision. It only only takes seeing the invisible to do the impossible.

Ideas are like rabbits. Once you get a couple and learn how to handle them, very soon, you have a dozen. You will get more out of your life if you stay incurably curious. Nothing really happens until there is firstly a dream. Denis Waitley once said, “It doesn’t cost a dime to dream, you’ll never shortchange yourself when you stretch your imagination.”

More so, we must always look at things not as they are, but as they can be. It is vision that adds value to everything. A single idea or flash of any thought may be worth a million dollars. Infact, I believe God made us an unfinished world so that we also may share in the joy and satisfaction of creation. Ted Engstrom said, “Creativity has been built into every one of us. Each of us lives less of the life God intends for us when we choose not to leash out the creative powers we possess.” Indeed, he is right!

Conclusively, learn to be a dreamer, and “Don’t let anybody steal your dream.” (Dexter Yager).