I don’t know you very well. OK, I may not know you at all. But I do know this about you without ever talking to you or seeing your face.
You can go places, places farther, and wilder and better than you ever imagined. That is, unless you get in the way.
Self-inflicted limitations keep us from the life that should be.
- Poor self-image (how I see myself)
- Poor self-esteem (how I feel about what I see)
- Bad attitude
- Unresolved conflicts
Wait, what? Intelligence keeps me from realizing my dreams? I get that those first six items are bad, and are the stuff I need to work through and work past to move forward. But my intelligence? The answer is… yes, absolutely.
Don’t let your intelligence talk you out of the amazing things life can have in store for you, or talk you out of the incredible things you could accomplish. Rather, make the best swap out you’ll ever agree to in your lifetime. Exchange the influence of intelligence for the invitation of your imagination!
Imagination will move you to places you only dream about. Intelligence only moves you to the next step you can see. You’ll never embrace all that your gifts, passions and talents can do to help you accomplish your dreams if you trust your intelligence more than your imagination.
Listen to the lyrics of that wise sage of our childhood, Willy Wonka:
“Come with me, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination.
Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination.
We’ll begin with a spin traveling in the world of my creation.
What we’ll see will defy explanation.
If you want to view paradise simply look around and view it.
Anything you want to, do it.
Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it.
There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination.
Living there you’ll be free If you truly wish to be.”
Cut those limitations loose, and who knows what you’ll do or become?! But don’t you want to find out?