- Producer27/12/2016I Have A Challenge for YouArticle from Blog FreedomA friend of mine, name Alex,once gave me a challenge. I’m now passing the challenge on to you.Write down 100 things you would do with unlimited time and money. This may sound easy but it actually took a long time. I filled...
- Producer21/12/2016The Paradox of ImaginationI don't recall her name, but mostly it was Charlie. She was a poor girl and her family had to struggle to survive. She lived in a small state in the USA. As poor as she was she always imagined herself touring the world. Her family owned almost...
Comments23/12/2016 #65 Ali Anani#63 First, I wish you too dear @Alan Culler and all bees Happy New Year that is filled with health and joy.
Your story and of the experiment are in full accordance with your conclusion "Imagination is foundational, but when combined with committed and persistent action it can produce amazing results"
I welcome your support because it bases itself on proven experimental findings. I appreciate your support and knowledge.22/12/2016 #64 Tausif MundrawalaSuccess cannot be the fiefdom of selected few. We have to chart our paths and have to make ourselves determined enough to navigate through tortuous ways. Her desire to visit different places made her sharp enough to strategize a plan and execute it spontaneously. We need to program ourselves such that we are capable enough to wade through difficulties strewn our way. Thanks for sharing this buzz with us. Sir Ali Anani.22/12/2016 #63 Alan CullerAn inspiring story @Ali Anani, Thank you.
Imagination is foundational, but when combined with committed and persistent action it can produce amazing results.
A colleague once conducted a research study on success. She interviewed over 500 very successful people from many different field -entrepreneurs, artists, sports figures, business executives, scientists.
Some had started with nothing; some had a "leg up" with connections or family in their field. Some remained successful; some lost it all and had to rebuild along the way.
The only thing that they had in common was their attitude towards failure.
Most of us internalize failure -the failed result is a personal failing -"I shoulda -if only I coulda. . ."
These folks saw failure as data --a missed target? -by how much? -an opportunity to correct their aim. What they internalized was their commitment to the target and the corrected action they must take.
Sounds like Charlie had this attitude.
Thanks for sharing and for starting me thinking again, Ali. I can always depend on you to do that.
Happy New Year,
Alan22/12/2016 #62 Ali AnaniDear @Mohammed Sultan- thank you for your refreshing comment. I couldn't stop thinking about reverse imagination. I am planning to write my next buzz about it sparked the idea. I shall surely refer to your beautiful comment in my buzz. I appreciate greatly your thoughts22/12/2016 #61 Mohammed Sultan#49 Thank you for sharing your creative slideshow.The imagination in marketing is limitless.Like Dove brand which is positioned on a beauty platform based on the marketers reverse thinking; from the mind of the customers to the mind of the marketers.All the perfume industry is based on a similar concept.Using a reverse imagination for marketing a new perfume,the marketers first outlines their targets for a certain price ,at a certain date ,usually with a type of scent and predetermined name and ,then,launch the perfume with a predetermined message associated with customers emotion such as; fantasy,prettiness,sexiness...etc.
I understand that this reality goes beyond reverse thinking to imagination and,then,to reserve imagination.If the logic behind this reality is known it may destroy the romance,dream and mystery associated with the reverse imagination of these brands!The reverse imagination of marketers gives many brands a feeling,nowadays we see Ads for cosmetics that have nothing to do with lipsticks or hair dressing ,for cars that scarcely mention cars.In today's marketing,there's no limit except for the marketers imagination.Companies which get ahead and stay a head are those who take the lead in using their reverse imagination to recognize opportunities.Thank you dear @CityVP Manjit for raising the concept of Reverse Imagination.22/12/2016 #60 Ali Anani#55 You wrote dear @Joris Plaatstaal "The red line is not imagination, but ruthless determination". I believe it is both imagination and ruthless determination together. Imagination opens new paths, new possibilities, shows new ways, makes the impossible possible with sheer determination and persistence.21/12/2016 #55 Joris PlaatstaalDo you really think this is a story about imagination, @Ali Anani?
I can't help seeing this story being all about having a purpose and the determination to reach that purpose. The classic "American dream"...
Charlie had a dream, a purpose, "Touring the world". Okay, it is a purpose.... Her mother was so good to provide her a possibility. Charlie took the chance, with great determination and spirit. And she won her dream. The classic "American Dream".
One out of many get the chance to live it.
Reaching what you want is a lot of work and hardship, not only for yourself, mind you, it takes a toll on your loved ones too. The red line is not imagination, but ruthless determination. With a small chance you find yourself, just there, at the top of your expectations. And then discover it means just nothing.
I have been there. Reaching my goal with great determination. I succeeded in that, at the cost of my imagination and sacrifices of my loved ones.
In those days I earned more in a month than I do now in a year. But I am so much happier and more free. Got my imagination back too. And an other kind of determination. And a different purpose. Live another question.
For me it is no longer getting wealthy and successful. Been there, got the T-shirt and I hated it.
For me the question is " How can we make earth a pleasant place to live in"? I have my ideas, but still haven't a clue about how to achieve it.21/12/2016 #53 Amina AlamiImagination coupled with determination can move mountains. Charlie fused the elements available to her to create a new reality. Imagination allowed her to think of a world without barriers; a world where the shape of her past does not have to dictate the shape of her future. Thank you Ali Anani for sharing this inspiring story.21/12/2016 #52 Donald GrandyLook no further than Rosa Parks who's imagination led her to refusing to give up her seat on a bus and to whom the United States Congress would call "the mother of the freedom movement". Love this quote: "Live the imagination. Commit yourself to it". Thanks Ali for another great post.21/12/2016 #49 Ali Anani#47 Dear @CityVP Manjit- as always, you amaze me with your comments and approaches which remind me of my own. One of the presentations that I wrote and is still one of my favorite presentations is titled "Reverse Businesses"
Now, you shocked me with your term "Reverse Imagination". I love it and I believe this is a concept that deserves to be studied in a greater detail. You hooked me with it and I have a good reason to believe probing it shall reveal some very interesting findings. Thank you my friend.21/12/2016 #48 CityVP Manjit#21 Another affinity I find with your reminiscence of the eight children your parents raised, is ironic because that is the same number of children that came into our life and grew up before our eyes, albeit your parents raised them as two people, whereas we had two grandparents and three brothers and their wives to support the eight children that are now eight sparking adults.21/12/2016 #47 CityVP Manjit#21 Dear @Ali Anani that is perhaps the greatest imagination of all, to imagine being in the shoes of one's parents - to relate to a different time and different circumstances that would be alien to our technologically and economically transformed age that we reside in - it is reverse imagination - the kind of imagination that brings us back to our family roots. We often think of imagination that either builds a future or is crafted in the present - but the imagination to place ourselves in a different time and way, is that which connects imagination to appreciation the most.
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