“Imaginate more! Sweat the ‘big stuff’ – don’t get distracted by the details!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Of course, it’s not a word, but it should be!
And the Urban Dictionary actually defines ‘imaginate’ this way:
“To be in the process of imagining, to form a mental picture of, to think, or believe.
i.e. sometimes when in class Jesse imaginates and doesn’t finish his work”
That would be me! I think I finally found the word that defines me.
My family would probably agree.
“Sometimes when dad is around the house he’s busy imaginating and doesn’t help with cleaning up.”
A busy mind is not something you want to waste – try and find a balance between participating in the world around you while you are busy thinking about the next one!
And maybe, that’s you! Do you imaginate enough? If not, why not?
To imagine our future and be relentlessly innovative, you need to take your mind into a different creative space. Don’t be distracted by those around you who will say ‘it can’t be done,’ ‘how will you make it work’, or ‘there are too many potential problems with your idea.’ Those are the details that will immediately shut down your imaginating machine.
The fact is, there are people around you with who will try to put up barriers, lay down guardrails, and implement cages for your mind. Break free! Escape the shackles of their limitations and imaginate what might come next!
And make sure to make some time to imaginate, because you can’t always unplug. Carve out some free time or ‘play time’ to explore the world around you.
Behind the scenes,I’m a hard core computer geek, and have been since 1982. I’m always playing with new technology – Raspberry Pi’s, Linux systems, #IoT devices, networking stuff and tech toys. It helps me to understand what it is people are really talking about when they are inventing the future all around me.
Sweat the big stuff, not the small things!
Dream big, think big, imaginate your world in a big way.
It’s one of the best ways to understand what comes next