August 3, 2014


If you can imagine it, you can make it happen. Have you ever heard that philosophy? Do you believe that if you can imagine something, you can make that something happen? Does it matter what you can imagine; can you really make something happen that you can only “see” as real in your mind? What type of person really believes this?

We all want to be successful in our lives, both in our personal ones and in our business ones. What does it take to make us successful? Is it the big salary that drops into our bank account, or is it the sleek car in our garage? How about the size of the garage or the house with which it goes? How about the family that depends on the salary, or is it the business that we have built or are building? Maybe it is all the other people that depend on our help, employment, products, or services?

How do you measure success? Can you imagine success through that measurement? Maybe you have revised the manner of measuring success over the years? Does the same standard of measurement that you used in the past still gauge your success today? If you have not changed the standard of measuring your success, I believe that you have not grown, either personally or in business.

What do you imagine as your objectives in business? How about in your personal life? How do you see yourself, as successful or as a failure? How about as a person mucking along in life, moving from one average situation to another? What does it mean to you? Maybe you should take a look at how others see you, “others” being people whose opinions really matter. Can you imagine what they say about you?

Do these “others” seem successful, and what makes them so? Do they imagine their success differently than you do? Have you ever asked them? Imagination is a very powerful tool, but how do we use it, and how do we apply it to our lives? Maybe those relationships that we have built might help us see the answers. (You have built networking relationships, haven’t you? You have applied Appreciation Marketing to your business and personal life, haven’t you?)

Personally, I imagine a world without hate, bigotry, prejudice, and cruelty. I imagine a world without poverty, disease, and famine. I also imagine a world of business owners, and their employees, who operate daily on the principles of Appreciation Marketing. It doesn’t matter if we are discussing your business life or your personal one, Appreciation Marketing principles apply. Don’t know what they are? Reread the past years of posts on this blog.

Imagination is a very powerful tool in our lives. What do you imagine, and what actions do you practice to make that dream come true? Do you just day dream, or do you actually take charge of your life and try to make the dream come true? If you try to achieve your dreams, you will constantly revise and change them to be more encompassing and involve more people than originally you intended. What a difference you can make when you look beyond your own self.

Why not try to get your imagination in gear and then look to imagine something really great for others, and for yourself? Why not imagine what you can do for someone else today, and tomorrow? What can you do for one of your networking partners to help make them successful? I guarantee that karma will look upon you with favor and that you will be rewarded for your efforts.

Whether you agree with me or not, what does your imagination say about you and your dreams? Please leave me your comments, or email me at, or call me at 360-314-8691. Maybe we all need to imagine something outrageous sometimes to exercise our minds and our abilities to make a difference in our lives and in the lives of others.

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