You can be all that your heart and imagination will allow. The key is to recognize when artificial blinders have been put in place that limit your possibilities and to expand your field of vision and see what could be. Only then can you begin to plan for a future full of possibilities.
For many people, it’s difficult to imagine the impossible and that it is feasible to live a life without limits. Imagine your mind is a kite. Allow it to soar without boundaries. Remember, dreams arise from our imagination. We create seemingly impossible fantasies in our imagination. This is the embryo of finding your dreams. Your dreams can be as big as you want. Picture in your mind an empty canvas before you. Pick up a brush, dip it in paint and create the ideal picture. This canvas is your vision.
Play with your fantasies and you begin creating something which seems surreal. This is the garden where our dreams grow. Keep playing with the fantasies until you will find your truly passionate work. If this seems difficult, recognize that you used to do this when you were a child. Remember those grand fantasies where you were the fireman who saved the day or the astronomer who discovered a new world? Your imagination freely allowed you to be anything you could think of and the only difference now is that you have so many more possibilities available. What are the characteristics of the work you would love to do? By answering this question, it will help you find a job you love.
Thoreau wanted to live surrounded by the quiet of nature and because he acted on his dreams and built a cabin on Walden Pond, we have great writing that has survived the test of time. Jane Goodall was fascinated by chimpanzees and because she went to Africa and lived among them for many years, we not only have a greater understanding of the chimpanzee family but also of the human family as well.
Imaging the impossible can help you find a job you’ll love. Imagine you have awakened to a new day and you can be anything you want to be. Think about that and write it down right now. Now, for the next fifteen minutes, write down the steps necessary to achieve this goal. Remember, this is a list of steps to reach this goal not a list of reasons why you can’t. Norman Vincent Peale said, “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities, always see them, for they’re always there.”
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