Imagination as a Growth Mindset Tool


The beginner’s mind is the mind of compassion. When our mind is compassionate, it is boundless.

In order to achieve your goals and attain new levels of success, put your imagination to work. Get into the habit of visualizing your goals as if they are already happening. Talk to yourself as if you are already achieving that success that up until now you’ve only dreamed of.
Imagining success without mixing in a whole lot of positive feeling is nothing more than a mental exercise. But fuel your visualization and affirmations with faith, gratitude, passion, or excitement and suddenly you have a powerful life changing tool. That tool is simply the imagination.
Keep doing it if even you don’t think anything is happening. Sometimes the magic may happen overnight, but it’s not uncommon for it to take weeks or months to start happening.
Make your goals big, but not too big. Visualizing something that is so big that it seems downright impossible, is not going to get you anywhere. You don’t want to be constantly wrestling with thoughts that are counterproductive, such as “There is no way on earth that’s going to happen.” Start with something that seems possible and attainable so that negative imagination in the form of doubt can be kept to a minimum.