Posted on 10/17/2016 by Mark Hutchinson, Partner at WEO Media
"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." - Michelangelo
"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." - Edgar Allan Poe
Sometimes it feels like life it too hectic to even justify indulging your imagination. However, I would argue that developing your imagination is a powerful way to improve your life. As many wise people have pointing out through the ages, the greatest achievements of our lives (and as humans in general) have begun in the imagination. How did those big ideas come to be? It took a lot of practice with little ideas each day. The little ideas, given time and attention, grew bigger and bigger.
When you exercise your imagination it grows stronger. I bet you already use your imagination each day more than you might think at first. Take a minute and see how many things you can think of that required you to imagine how something was going to look, be, respond, etc.? It’s not always about painting a picture, performing jazz, or doing origami – most times it is the little things we do to make our way through the day that flex our creative minds.
So don’t discount your ability to be creative and don’t hold back on using your imagination. Use it and develop it as much as you can. I think you’ll find that the days will be more interesting and life will be more enjoyable!