Imagination

“Logic will get you from point A to point B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

A young child was sitting in his art class and scribbling on some paper. When the teacher asked him what he was doing, he said, “I am drawing a picture of God.” The teacher responded, “But nobody knows what God looks like!”  The young boy smiled and said, “They will in a minute.”

We could learn a lot from children. They have the magical ability to see things that adults have long since forgotten. Kids are not concerned so much with what they see physically. They are able to see things in their mind and imagine them to be true. That is why a boy can tie a towel around his neck and suddenly he becomes Superman. I did that myself when I was a kid. While I am still Superman, I had to ditch the towel. LOL.

I love being around creative people. They inspire me with how they think. They not only think outside the box, they throw it out! If you have a team of people that you work with, you would be wise to include some of the creative types in your strategy sessions. They may not be the pragmatists that you rely upon daily, but they will help you think of solutions to problems that nobody else can see.

The value of imagination is that it takes you to places you never knew existed, shows you things you never dreamed of, and helps you solve problems that need a miracle to fix. Surrounding yourself with creative people will help you to broaden your perspective and find roads that don’t show up on the map.

Creative types tend to march to the beat of a different drum. Just because you don’t think the way that they do does not make you right and them wrong. Allow yourself the freedom to think differently. Who knows what things you will discover about yourself, your friends, your family, and the problems you face? I would say: “The sky is the limit,” but use your imagination. If there were no limits, where would it take you?

“A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.” Catherine the Great

Shalom!

Dan Skognes

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