Potency of Imagination

Potency of Imagination

Sketching with imagination


“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein    

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.” – Albert Einstein

“Imagination decides everything.” – Blaise Pascal

“Imagination governs the world.”- Napoléon Bonaparte 

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali  

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” – Stephen R. Covey

“Imagination is a place where all the important answers live.” – Joe Meno

“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” – Tony Robbins


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How creativity made my morning brighter

This week I was travelling to my work place and encountered a blockage on the road. Two trucks were offloading goods right at the center of the road and a fork lift added to the chaos. Traffic had started to back up but the lorry crew were not bothered and went about their business offloading the goods.

The options were simple. Reversing and turning back to look for alternate routes or waiting for all the goods to be offloaded. I was using a shared ride to the office and the driver who had picked me showed creativity. He decided to drive on a foot path and somehow managed to drive round the blockage.

He informed me that he had actually passed by the same blockage on his way to pick me up and my neighbors were still stuck in the same spot. Some neighbors got the cue and followed us out of the spot. It made me think about the level of creativity and initiative that we apply to our daily problems in life.

Just that moment of creativity from my driver made the rest of the day far much better.

Famous individuals and the impact of imagination

It reminds me of an adage the highest paid individuals are the ones that bring solutions to the greatest problems we face. When we learn to solve big problems, our payoff is large. This is why creativity is very important in life.

Leonardo Da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Napoleon Bonaparte, Archimedes, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Shaka the Zulu, Genghis Khan, Mozart all had something in common, the ability to create and think of solutions outside the box. This is a highly valued skill in society.

Most of the famous scientists, artists, generals, writers and all other original thinkers were quite creative. The ability to come up with original ideas and take innovation further is a very potent force any individual should exploit.

Our greatest wins in life always stem from our own original ideas or solutions to our problems. We are all blessed with the intuition to solve our problems but we rarely put our imagination to good use.

Meditation and Reflection

Most of the famous individuals mentioned above valued quiet time alone. They created time and space to ponder on their thoughts and reflect on thier problems deeply. They understood the pay off of creating this solitude and time alone paid many times over.

Getting the time to reflect and meditate calms us down and allows our imaginative process to soar. We cannot solve problems if we are in the same emotional state and mind frame that created them in the first place.

Another aspect in meditation and reflection is moving to a different, calming environment that will help spur your thought process. Taking walks and embracing nature has led to many Eureka! Moments.


Think of the greatest issues you are facing currently what will imagination, getting time alone in a conducive environment, do to getting solutions to these problems. Creativity and imagination are potent weapons in our arsenal let’s utilize them effectively for our own good.

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