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Creative Thinking and the Power of Imagination

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There is hunger everywhere for new ideas and new ways to do the things that we do. The field is so wide open for the person who applies his or her imagination or creativity. The world will make room for you at the banquet table of kings if you use your gifts and talents that God has given you. The very purpose of your existence is to fine joy and happiness. If you lose your joy and happiness you will not bear much fruit from your labor. This also applies to the very purpose of our existence.

And so what is the secret of having continued joy and happiness in our lives? The secret is to always do one’s best to live a creative life. A life which is not creative is not a happy life. One who is not creative or who does not use his imagination will soon fail in life. We can find happiness when we live creative lives. As a leader, you must continue to strive and live a creative life as long as you live.

Today, a good number of Liberians spent their time indulging in some bad acts. Some steel. Some get involved in corruption-taking “all” that belong to everybody and forgetting about the others. Some also get themselves involved in armed robbery, etc. This is simply because they have stopped living creative lives. When they lost their joy in life because they stopped being creative, they felt immense boredom, they indulge in these bad acts. Friend, Liberia is becoming increasingly confused because many have stopped living creative lives, many are too dependent and there are many more that live life without a purpose.

Many of our leaders today have become incompetent because they have lost their creativity. Since many have lost their creativity, they turn their attention to politics or social philosophy, which only brings confusion and chaos. For the leader who have found joy in his heart through creative work will wisely use his time. When you establish a goal and accomplish it through creating ideas, you will have joy and satisfaction. Then you can establish a new goal for another work and strive for it.

I encourage you to establish your goal and remember it every waking moment and when you reach it, set your eyes on a new goal. When you do so, you’ll become fulfilled and you will find joy and happiness. Those who do not work with a creative attitude but only do so for the purpose of being able to eat two or three meals a day will most assuredly fail. Such people lack creativity, which keeps them from self-improvement and makes them feel inferior.

For new ideas and new directions, you need to have brainstorming sessions. Every person’s idea is worthy to be considered. When someone has an idea no matter who it may be, rather than ignoring the idea, you must first listen carefully to see whether it can be applied to whatever it is you are doing. If you discard the idea without giving it a careful thought, it is a great mistake.

Friend, it is your imagination and creativity that will take you down the road to a better next month, a better future. Don’t ever say, “It can’t be done.” The word “impossibility” is only in the dictionary of fools. Possibility thinkers are people that move mountains. Friend, if you are stuck in some problems, think of new ways to free yourself. When you so readily proclaim, “impossible,” you will only block your imagination and the power of your creativity from removing the obstacle.

Don’t give up easily under any circumstances, but go forward with a progressive way of thinking. Don’t let traditions and old ways of doing things become a hindrance. You must abandon them and let new ideas and creativity become your new wings.  When you do so, you will find your life bearing abundant fruit. Know this, your creativity and imagination can take you to the top. The only thing that can limit you is you. Your success does not depend on the color of your skin, your educational level, your family background, or your current financial status. The only thing that is required is a strong desire to succeed in life and once you give it your attention and focus you will surely make it.

Friend, look around you today and find something useful to do. Provide a useful service to that man, to that woman, or to that neighbor. Use your imagination and creativity. Put that brain to work and I can promise you that the sky will be your limit.

(Chealy Brown Dennis is a much sought after motivational speaker and offers training in leadership and organizational development, creative sales, strategic planning, team building, wealth creation and personal development. He can be contacted through email at: dennisbc2011@yahoo.com or on phone at: 0886-264-611or 0776545394)

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