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Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Monday, February 3, 1997

Imagine yourself

Imagination is our strongest tool --
basically, the ability to see
ordinary things in new ways.

                       -- Keith Herrmann

Imagine your perfect day. You are surrounded by the people you most enjoy and admire. You are in your favorite place. You are doing what you love to to, and you’re very good at it. You have all the things you need to enjoy life, to be effective and fulfilled.

There is no limit to what you can imagine. And whatever you can imagine, you can become. Yet imagination is only the first step. To get there, action is also needed. Imagination will guide that action. Most of us are taking some kind of action all the time. We have no shortage of action. Without imagination though, many of our actions are wasted. Imagination will guide your actions in the direction of your dreams.

Imagine yourself being, doing, having whatever you want. See it vividly in all its detail. Feel it. Enjoy it. See it so completely and so realistically that you literally begin taking the actions necessary to get there.

Imagine yourself following every step along the way. Pay particular attention to the first step, because that’s the one you need to be taking now... There, did you take that first step? Your imagination is well on its way to becoming reality. Now move on to the second step. Your imagination can lead you there, as long as you do the walking.

— Ralph Marston

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