You are probably looking at the title and are already scrolling up to hit the ‘x’ button on the corner of your browser. Wait! Let me explain before you walk out the virtual door. Your imagination is a beautiful thing; it writes stories full of action and romance, it critically thinks over the most complex of mathematical equations and can cleverly deduce the most efficient route to complete an exciting new project. We need our imaginations to search for our future while we are still in our today, without them we would constantly be stuck in the present with no promise for tomorrow.
However, there is a downside to your imagination. Sometimes when pursuing new endeavors fear can paralyze you momentarily, which is normal. (I wrote a post about fear if you want more tips on how to overcome it.) The dangerous part is that your imagination can betray you at this delicate stage, with suggestions like ‘You can never make it’, ‘You’re not smart enough for this’ or ‘No one in your family has never done this, why do you think you can’. Or even worse your imagination will start projecting images and scenarios of you failing and giving up. What’s the answer when YOU are the one that has betrayed yourself?
One thing to remember is that your imagination is amoral: meaning it is neither good or bad, it’s only feeding off your emotions and emphasizing them. So if you feel successful, your imagination will conjure up words, thoughts, and images of you being happy and succeeding. If you are afraid or feeling hopeless your imagination will emphasize that as well. So my queens think good of yourself. It is so easy to think about what happens if you fail, but what about if you succeed? This week ladies let your imagination run wild about all the good things that could happen if you work towards your goals. I promise, you will see a change for the better.