To create a new reality we must first imagine it. Understanding that the role of our imaginations is pivotal to our ability to ‘turn’ things around is therefore a key leadership skill.
Humans are capable of a unique trick, creating realities by first imagining them, by experiencing them in their minds.as soon as we sense the possibility of a more desirable world, we begin behaving differently, as though that world is starting to come into existence, as though, in our mind’s eye, we are already there. The dream becomes an invisible force which pulls us forward. By this process it begins to come true. The act of imagining somehow makes it real….. And what is possible in art becomes thinkable in life. – Brian Eno
In this spirit, a few select slow learners and I are continuing to create “slow learning plans” for ourselves as visual plans of action for lifelong learning.
We call on the visual imagination of what’s possible to inspire us.
We draw, we move, we paint. Sometimes we sit and listen.
We speak about what we envision for our selves and for our futures.
We speak about our desired futures using carefully selecting metaphors.
We create a call to action for our selves and our visions. We make commitments to our visions. We get out our calendars, and we follow through.
But first, we imagine.