Welcome to Day 29 of the 30 day challenge to be inspired by creativity to more fully step into your life. This challenge stems from the Love Glasses Revolution and their movement to help all people find the good and hopeful in life, in themselves and to create a belief system where each of us has the power to change the world. On this penultimate post, we are engaging our imagination.
One of the books I LOVE is Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World by Stanford professor Tina Seelig. Doctor Seelig earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Standford University Medical School and is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and executive director the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (“STVP”), which is the entrepreneurship center at the Stanford School of Engineering. STVP’s philosophy is: “Entrepreneurs do much more than imaginable with much less than seems possible”
Her platform can be summarized by the following:
Imagination leads to creativity.
Creativity leads to innovation.
Innovation leads to entrepreneurship.
As a student of imagination, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, her book was fascinating and informative. Her principles not only apply to entrepreneurship, but to every day living and problem solving.
Imagination is “envisioning things that do not exist.” If you want to accomplish something in your life that does not yet exist, you must start with your imagination. If you want a solution to a problem, start with your imagination. Imagination is the wellspring to opportunities and to a more engaging life.
If you haven’t been giving your imagination the attention it deserves, jump start it and see what you can create. Treat it like a muscle and exercise it. Check out Seelig’s book and phenomenal real-world examples of what you can accomplish by simply imagining the possibilities. Who knows, maybe you are in entrepreneur in process!
I’d love to hear from you and how you are engaging your imagination. Drop a note below in the comments and share your source of imagination and what you are doing with it.