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Daydreams to Reality

Nothing is impossible - the word itself says 'I'm possible'! ~Audrey Hepburn

Can you feel the joy from this quote? It exudes energy and uplifts the reader by thinking about the possibilities in life.

Looking at the possibilities in your life has been the focus in our last few blogs and I want to continue that trend today. Allowing yourself to think about the possibilities is akin to the daydreams of a child.

As we have discussed the last few weeks, imagination helps bring our dreams to the light of day. Imagination precedes reality, but of course, we have to believe first.

Explore the obstacles to your own beliefs in the possibilities for yourself. Typical roadblocks include not having enough time, not having a clear direction, or other obligations to your job, friends, or family.

Let yourself believe in the possibilities and you can realize your dreams. Write down what you what for yourself. This small task can help manifest dreams and change behavior.

You may remember the example of “logging” to facilitate behavioral change we talked about a few weeks ago. Most people’s behavior begins to change as soon as they write down observations about that very behavior.

Writing things down helps to focus your attention on what you want to achieve, which is an important key in beginning to make changes. Increase your awareness and give yourself permission to make the impossible possible by writing down your dreams!

As we begin the holiday season, I love thinking about the possibilities in life. The energy and openness to the needs of others and the possibilities in life become more real at this time of year because people become more open to hope than at other times of the year. Get involved in making dreams come true – whether yours or others.

Make possibilities come alive within yourself and feel the joy in connecting with your creative spirit and making your dreams a reality!
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Imagination, Knowledge, and Anxiety

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
~Albert Einstein

Last post we talked about the importance of imagination in manifesting your dreams. If you can’t dream it, you can’t make it happen. This week, I want to talk about following up with knowledge. Many people get stuck in the creative process when they don’t know how to proceed with the next step. Almost every community has adult education classes offered at various times throughout the year. You might even arrange an apprenticeship with a local artist or businesswoman to help you increase your knowledge. Then there’s always the local library – a storehouse of how-to books and instruction.

Imagination may be more important than knowledge, but you can’t make your dreams happen if you don’t know how to craft the details. Even though it can take more time initially to learn a skill, once you have mastered it through repeated practice, you can produce items more quickly. Anxiety has an interesting relationship with the level of skill you have developed as well. When you are first learning a skill, your level of anxiety is probably higher than when you have developed a sense of confidence in your ability to play the piano or pitch a good curve ball. Don’t let that level of high anxiety prevent you from manifesting your dreams.

Push through the initial uncertainty and you will find that that same anxiety will help you perform better after you have developed your skills. There is an inverse relationship between anxiety and skill level. Initially, your anxiety is high while skill level is lower and later the anxiety is lower when you are more proficient. Like most things in life, it is a process. Even though Einstein suggested that imagination is more important than knowledge, there is a close relationship between the two in your own creative process. Balancing that tension is critical to your ability to create.

Enjoy!

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The Power of Imagination

Imagination is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
~Albert Einstein

Einstein has captured the essence of visualization in this brief quote. I love the exuberance and joy expressed in this simple statement, because it is so true for all of us. It reminds me of the unlimited imagination we see in many children.  Read More 
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Manifest Your Dreams

You cannot see anything that you do not first contemplate as a reality. ~ Ramtha

Last week I challenged you to begin shifting your mindset. No, I didn’t use that word, but re-focusing your perspective shares many characteristics. Another term psychologists use for changing how you think about things is “reframe." If we  Read More 
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