Imagination is the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality. Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Your imagination can be one of your greatest personal assets. It allows you to see the world or your new job as full of possibility. When used purposefully, your imagination becomes the trigger of your creative abilities, and you can begin to make your task/job easier
1 Write it down. What have you imagined? What does this fantasy look like, and how does it influence your existence? Describe it in detail. As you write, allow the details to add clarity to your vision. If some important aspect is unclear, read your description and then close your eyes and concentrate on what you see.
2 Tell me your fantasies, and I will show you your dreams. Write them down, and I will read you your future. The goal here is to put your mental image, and the feelings connected with it, into words that accurately describe your idea. The written word will introduce your fantasy to the physical world. It will now live in black and white on a sheet of paper that you can carry around and read whenever and wherever you want.
3 Define the sequence. Every vision has a logical sequence to its understanding. Let’s use a home in the country as an example. First, you need to decide if it is a home you want to build, or one that already exists. If you are going to build it (or have it built), then the sequence would involve a piece of property, a house plan, permits, site preparation. Each sequential step will require a certain amount of time, money, or both.
4If you want to buy an existing home, then you need to figure out where to begin your search. Does it need to be near a city that will support your work? Does it need to have room for raising horses or some other important purpose? How much money do you need for a down payment? Answering these questions will allow you to see what comes first in the understanding sequence.
5 Create a plan of action. Once you have defined the sequence, make a plan. What can you do right now to start actively moving toward the realization of your vision? What will you do next? Figure out how to start unfolding this new reality. You will probably discover extra steps along the way, but don’t worry about that now. Figure out a tentative plan and write it down. The most important thing is to get the ball moving in the right direction without getting bogged down in too many details.
6 Start taking action. Action is now an essential component for the realization. Find something to do and start doing it. If you want that cute little house in the country, start looking. If you need more money to make it happen, figure out how to start making more money. Don’t let the lack of money prevent you from continuing your search. Looking is free, and it keeps the vision alive. It also keeps your mind motivated to find a solution to the money aspect. If you are going to build a house, start drawing up floor plans and figure out what style you want. Do this while you continue to look for property. Keep taking action, so your mind stays focused on your vision. With action comes clarity, purpose, and direction.
7 Keep track of your progress. One of the things that can help us stay motivated during this process is to recognize our progress continually. Every single time you accomplish even the tiniest goal, write it down, check it off, and celebrate your progress. Give yourself credit for bringing your vision that much closer to understanding. Make sure you always take time to acknowledge your accomplishments along the way. To continue the realization process just keep your vision alive in your imagination, keep adding clarity to it, and keep taking action in the right direction.