To bring anything into your life, imagine that it's already there. – Richard Bach

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.

Richard Bach

A good imagination works as the perfect manure in which the flowers of a better, beautiful future can blossom. It not only sets us up to aim high in life, but also helps us come up with unique ideas to accomplish those goals.

Contrary to popular opinion, a good, creative imagination isn’t an innate ability. It isn’t one of those qualities that either you have or you don’t. It is rather a skill that can be acquired and nurtured through concerted efforts. As several studies prove how critical visualization can be to being successful, many people are making conscious attempts at harnessing this vast, unexplored potential of their minds.

As unimaginable as it might sound, we can become what we think; our thoughts are directly responsible for shaping our destiny. In light of this, someone with relatively modest expectations from life wouldn’t probably get very far in the long run. On the other hand, sky is the limit for people with a free, unbridled imagination.

And there might be some science to this – a positive outlook on life releases the energy needed for our dreams to grow. On a psychological level, these positive vibes rub off on the people around us, making for a more supportive environment. Should it come across as a surprise that the most successful, goal-oriented people around attribute their achievements to their colleagues and loved ones? Believe it or not, this gratitude is what makes them what they are; this energy is the cause of – and not the result of – their accomplishments.

Richard Bach is an American author. Internationally acclaimed for some of the biggest bestsellers of the 1970’s, Bach is known to have remarked: “To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.”