Creative Imagination: The Key to Trading Up to What You Can Be

Dr. Purushothaman
November 26, 2013

When you think of creative imagination you think of people with unique ideas which in a sense is partially true. Some people seem to be born with a creative imagination and the ability to visualize where others have to put forth effort to discover this ability. This is primarily because the portion of the brain that allows you to use your creative imagination and visualize things is more developed in some people than others. The cool thing about this is there is no real barrier to get in touch with your creative imagination. It is simply necessary for you to learn how to get in touch with your creative side.
You Are Born with a Creative Imagination
Everyone is wired with an imagination from birth which helps you to think in terms of visual representations. When you think in visual representations you can create any imagery in your mind that you desire. By being able to envision what you want you can use the power of your imagination to become who you want to be and get what you want out of your life.
Although the concept of creative imagination and the ability to think in terms of visual representations seems like it is easy to grasp, there is a high percentage of people that do not realize its potential. Why? Well, it depends upon how developed this area of thinking has become your desire to train your way of thinking to be able to visualize what you want to have and what you want to achieve in the future.
Train Yourself to Get in Touch with the Power of Imagination
Using your power as a creative thinker your thoughts can come alive and help you to focus on what you want to see happen in your life. You can train yourself to accomplish this by employing a specialized tool known as "The Theater of Our Mind" which allows you to use your private gallery to imagine and envision what you really want to achieve. This helps you to step up to new possibilities and find solutions you may not have otherwise have thought of.
The unbounded power of turning "Sacrifice" into "Trading Up".
It's fairly easy to imagine being happy, when I can trade in my plate of stewed green beans for hot out of the oven cookies. That's a trade-up right? What about trading the cookies for having better health? For me, and for many I talk to, this one trade is far more difficult. It sounds more of "sacrifice" yes?
Have you ever notice that the only difference between a trade-up and a sacrifice is how you feel about it? I call this my "Lizard Brain". If the Lizard Brain ain't happy about the trade then it's a sacrifice, and if it's happy about then it's a trade-up. And that's going to be the thing that strongly directs what actions I take, and what actions you take, when it comes down to those split-second decisions. Do you exercise or have a donut? Do you chew your beloved family member out, or do you work with her to get through long term issue? Most importantly how you I feel afterwards?
Here's the second cool thing: spending time imagining an outcome helps keep that outcome close to mind and it changes the way you feel about the choices you make towards it. Wouldn't it be great if it actually, honestly, no-fooling, really did feel great that you did one action rather than the other? That it really was a trade-up, not only for the intellectual mind; it was also a trade-up for the lizard brain as well?
It can be, and it's as easy as you might imagine. Literally! Using our power as creators, our thoughts can come alive. By using this tool you can break down barriers and move forward with renewed vision and enthusiasm.
So what do you want out of your life and do you have the desire to use the power of your imagination to achieve it? If you have no idea where to begin you are not alone. There are many people who feel the same way and tap into self help tools that can assist you with re-training your thinking to help you get in touch with your imagination and your creative side. It is possible to develop confidence, achieve your goals, and learn how to thrive in a complex environment of conflicting choices and decisions.

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