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Imagine those things

More and more I am realising that we are not using our imagination as much as we should, or using it in a way that creates the results we truly desire. Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”

Knowledge is great, but sometimes we need a little bit of imagination to combine all the bits and pieces we know to create new and effective solutions we need. Thinking about what you will do before doing it is using imagination to see results before they happen.

We should make time everyday to plan and think about the next day. In a sense, planning uses bits of imagination to pre-play the next day. Practising and strengthening our imagination muscles will actually make us better at planning, decision making and creativity because with imagination we are able to consider several versions of the future with thier outcomes, so it causes us to question our choices, learn from mistakes we have not yet made or create things that do not yet exist.

The more we do this, the more competent we become on the issues that concern our lives. Spend time exploring your imagination and then bringing what you have practised into the real world.