Connecting dots with The Idea Dude
My intent this week was to talk about thinking and finding new thinkers. I asked myself what do thinkers do when they think? Sure, they assimilate a lot of new information from around them and they come up with new ideas. But how do they do that?
I believe a lot starts with a keen sense of possibility. They ask themselves what if? and why not? and in the process a new thought is born. That idea emerges from imagining, not the impossible, but the possible. Watch a child play with Lego blocks and see how things are built as they see it. No-one told them it was impossible so they did it.
To dream is to imagine our own possibilities
So what is dream but an imagination of our future sparked by our sense of possibility. Yet so often, we are stereotyped by those around us, telling us it is foolish to dream and to survive in the real world it is all about execution. But without the dream, there is no vision and without vision, how will your execution get you there?
Dreaming other people’s dreams
Liz asks Why is it so hard for us to believe?We can believe that the other guy will win, but not us. He will be the President, the rock star, the artist. She will be the CEO, the actor, the international lawyer. But it never crosses our mind to aspire to that path.
Are you afraid to dream?
Joel says…what if we started to dream our own dreams? You and I might change beyond all recognition.
Empowered by our imagination
Jennifer asks us if we have a dream within and reminds us that Everything that was ever created by humans was first imagined. What can we imagine?
Keeping the strength to dream
Terry was inspired by a line from an Elvis song. But as long as a man has the strength to dream, he can redeem his soul and fly
Need I say more?
May the dots be with you!