“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will”. – George Bernard Shaw
Creatives, very important and pivotal to the advancement of the world. And being part of creatives I often ask myself. What is it you really want? Is it something you want to do, something you want to have, someone you’d like to be? What is it that really excites you when you think about it? (If you haven’t figured that part out yet, start by making a list of all the things you enjoy.)
One of the best gifts you get in life is to be creative. Without using your incredible imagination to dream dreams of wonderful events, careers, travel and vacation, and even helping other people you’re missing out on huge life benefits. This is the reason why creatives are needed.
The way your incredible brain is wired is to support you in setting goals, visualising and attaining them. In short, our brain is a goal-seeking missile. By using your creative imagination you can explore new territory you never thought possible. You learn a new musical instrument, take up a new hobby. Leave the corporate world and start your own business. My creativity led me to share what I learned in my personal journey to inspire other people to be better.Why Dreams matter, dreams have no limits and dreams keep you motivated to work Click To Tweet
In 1998, when I first contemplated writing lyrics for songs all I knew was it seemed like a really cool thing to do. I just saw it as a great way to express yourself. I had no sense of meter and relied heavily on listening to other creatives make music. After mechanically working my way through my first few raps I started to get a feel for it and lyrics just flowed to me.
I had no idea when I started to write these lyrics that almost 20 years later it would lead to writing a book. And when my book World War You was published, I didn’t expect the momentum. If someone had asked me soon after it was published if I would write another one, my answer would have been “maybe”. Fast track to now and I’m working on a second one.The process is preparing you to make your dream become your reality Click To Tweet
Now to give you some contest, when I decided to write the book I had no formal training or publishing team, just a passion for what I wanted to do and a message to share. I published this book because of my passion. The passion came from the vision I had created and the feeling it gave me when I thought about doing it. Very simple steps. At times it felt like it was manifesting quite slowly, but then you turn around one day and notice how much has happened and wonderful it is to have achieved your goal.
I know you have that one thing that gives you the same feeling. That one thing that wakes you up in the morning and you smile, (not your alarm).
If you are not sure just answer these few questions for me right now. Do you want to do something bigger? Something different? Something fun?
Now that you are there, get a clear picture in your mind of what you want (see it). Spend at least five minutes a day visualising what it is like to already have what you want (feel it). Now be in that moment and embrace your dream (be it).
If it’s a new house, imagine the way you’ll set up the furniture, the nice friendly neighbours next door, the beautiful flowers you will plant over the weekend. Literally, sit in your new kitchen and enjoy a cup of tea.
The beauty of creativity is it has no limits, no boundaries. Change the picture every day and add something new, keep making it better.
I do not know what your creative side is, and I do not know what you are working toward. What I do know is you have the ability to make it happen. I need you to see it, focus on it until it is so vivid that it pushes you to execute. Write that song, paint that picture, take that risk and make it happen.
Lastly, be thankful and express your gratitude in your visualisations for having achieved your desired goal. Now is that time and you are that person to do it. Keep dreaming and execute, you are manifesting your goal. The process is preparing you to make your dream become your reality.
Are you ready to be part of the creatives?