Without being somewhat grounded in reality, we become delusional. But when we become too focused on reality, we begin to forget the power we have to change it (Tweet this quote).
Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
I believe Einstein is suggesting that the knowledge we have gained about our reality is the result of imagination and exploitative thinking. In other words, if discovery precedes knowingness, then it’s often our curiosity and imagination that initiates the studies which reveal the very information and data we come to call “knowledge.” Consequently, imagination is the beginning of creation. It’s also difficult to quantify the effects of imagination because it not only builds a greater bank of knowledge, it broadens its application.
Einstein would likely agree that one of the greatest aspects about human imagination is that it enables us to see things not as they are now, but as they can be (Tweet this quote). Put simply, imagination creates possibility. It takes those who have questioned conventional dogma to go beyond what was “logical” or “rational” to accomplish remarkable feats… and that process begins with imagination — a new vision about what “can be.”
Any significant step forward has been made by an individual or group inspired by imagination because progress requires innovation. New approaches, perspectives, questions, and beliefs about what is possible must precede any advancement or enhancement of our current reality.
Thus, those who have the greatest impact on reality are, ironically, also those who live slightly outside of it (Tweet this quote).
Be a Maverick,
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