“Imagination is more important than knowledge” (Albert Einstein)
“What you dream about, or imagine, will have an effect on what actually happens in
your life” (Dr Harry Alder)
NLP basics discuss the principle that what we focus and concentrate on becomes real. We think in pictures.
If we focus on what we want in life, picture it and concentrate on it, it will happen for us.
If we imagine ourselves becoming a chef for example, we then go into a thinking pattern than
forms the steps we want or need to take to get there. We then proceed to map it out….
A mind map if you like. The same applies to the negative. If we imagine ourselves in a negative
situation often enough, that negative situation becomes real. If we picture ourselves remaining
in a dead-end job for life, for example, then that will probably be the case.
John Maxwell: “Strategic thinking is the bridge that links where you are to where you want to be. It gives direction and credibility today and increases your potential for success tomorrow. If you open yourself up to possibility thinking, you open yourself up to many other possibilities.’’
In addition, James Allen quotes in the same book; ‘’You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.’’.
W. Clement Stone quotes ‘’Keep your mind off the things you don’t want by keeping it on the
things you do want.’’