Life is a busy place with constant challenges that keep us so preoccupied many of us have little time for imagination. But without it our logical mind completely dominates our thoughts with little room to think big. We forget to imagine the possibilities. When all the dust settles do you enjoy your life? Think of a time in your life when you were truly happy. I remember as a little boy spending an entire summer staring at the stars pondering all the possibilities in my life. This invincible feeling began to fade as I grew older replacing imagination with logic, and practicalities.
I had to learn like everyone else to survive in a world filled with challenges. But as I grew older, and a little wiser I realized that you can’t accomplish much without imagination. Sometimes it’s easy to get so preoccupied we forget what makes us happy. The purpose here is to provide simple ways to enjoy your life with practical solutions using your imagination.
“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination; Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.” Napoleon Hill.
How imagination brings more happiness
When it comes to enjoying life there are few things more important than understanding what makes you happy. Everything flows naturally with more rhythm, and enthusiasm when you feel happier.
Enjoying our life should be one of our highest callings. We all know that everyday we face challenges, and there’s no magic pill to make them all go away. However there are ways to minimize some of them, and eliminate others altogether.
Our imagination can do wonders when we use it in our favor. It can help us to visualize how it may feel once we experience a certain dream, or goal we want to achieve. Imagination can bring out new ideas, new innovations, and resources, that could never happen relying solely on logic. It can skyrocket your self image beyond your wildest dreams. And most importantly it can make life more fun, and enjoyable. The more you enjoy your life, the more happiness in every aspect of your life.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”.Albert Einstein.
Never stop dreaming
We are all born with an imagination from early on, but many of us lose it along the way. We stop dreaming. We follow our head knowledge without any heart knowledge. We learn to be logical, skeptical, and practical. Which are needed to a certain point, but they can also be unhealthy, unbalanced, and work against us.
The logical mind hates change, and will fight you around every corner to keep things as they are even though positive changes are desperately needed.
Without change we become stagnate. Without imagination we lose sight of hope, and push happiness off for another day. When we stop dreaming we lose focus on things that matter most.
Develop a desire for success
Developing a desire for success helps create the energy. and intensity needed to accomplish whatever you set out to do. This will increase your focus so you don’t lose sight of what you want to achieve. Your imagination is the gateway to success. Think about the things you want in your life, then imagine the benefits that will come once you’ve accomplish them. For example: How they will improve your lifestyle. How accomplishing them will free your schedule, so you have more family time, less stress, and more money to enjoy your life.
The reason many don’t enjoy their life is because they have no desire. Without desire life is meaningless. So instead take steps to develop a dream. Something with vision, purpose, and conviction. Something that causes you rise early with enthusiasm toward a definite goal.
For example it could be a business, more personal growth, or a certain relationship. Whatever hits your sweet spot just do it, and develop that inner desire to win so you enjoy your life with more reason behind your ambitions instead of going through the motions.
Motivate yourself into action
Whenever you feel drained, or depressed try using your imagination to spark some motivation. For example think about your bills being paid off, your home is clean, and your on your way to the beach. Sounds like wishful thinking…. Ok I agree, but you’ll be amazed how a few of these simple exercises can motivate that inner drive to start getting things done. Sometimes all it takes is one small action to create momentum, and avoid unproductive habits.
Stay Motivated: Most of us can muster up something that motivates us for a day, or maybe a week, but how many can stay motivated all year ? Motivation is that inward driving force that pushes you to reach higher in your life. You can find an endless supply of websites, books, seminars, and coaches all teaching basically three principles to get motivated.
- Be Positive
- Just do it
- Never give up
This is great advice, but it’s not quite that easy. There’s a little more to it then catchy phrases. Without imagination you will not get very far. When you have all of these working together systematically inside of you…… You’ll become unstoppable. You will naturally be at your best creating results that make you very successful. Let’s face it ….When we experience positive results we think better, work better, and feel better which creates the environment to enjoy your life more.
“Tips & techniques to help enjoy your life”.
- Don’t be to hard on yourself
- See failure as practice
- Celebrate small victories
- Remove fear & anxiety
- Plan your morning
- Read books
- Give yourself a break
- Avoid procrastination
- Avoid boredom
- Reward yourself
- Think about your strengths
- Find friends who motivate you
- Find ways to learn
- Take a day off
- Learn to enjoy the small things in life
- Prepare yourself for each day
- Learn to live in the moment
- Pray & Meditate
- Give as much as possible to help people
- Be thankful for everything you have
Remember that your imagination opens the door to new ideas, strategies, and what you want in life. Once you have an idea you can build a game plan to accomplish it. This creates the clarity, direction, and intensity needed to put your dreams into action. The end result is more confidence, less stress, and an incredible way to enjoy your life like never before