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We Need More Global Consciousness To Handle The Inconveniences Of Imagination

imagination-1When Einstein was developing his theories, he discovered the power of imagination. Quotes like “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”, “Imagination is more important than knowledge” and “Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere” are proof of that discovery. But there is a big downside to imagination. People that can imagine a great new world are often frightening the incumbents. That’s because they will have fear to change. They know what they have. And even if that’s not perfect, it’s stable. So they don’t want to have the inconveniences of change. And they sustain the world in it’s current state.

But if we really want changes (for example getting usout of the crises we all created with our incumbent strategies), we need to allow for some inconveniences. We need to un-learn and re-learn. We need the power of imagination because it can help us. And we don’t need to worry about it.  Things will turn out fine if we change. Fear is not an option. Especially if we are willing to open our minds to the possibilities that may be hiding behind the inconveniences of imagination.  imagination-2


How You Can (And Should) Change The World A Little Bit All By Yourself

So you want to change the world? You are probably member of the they-have-to-change club. Ofcourse it’s most easy if you just sit down and wait for another to change the world. In Dutch we call that “een ander de hete aardappels uit het vuur laten halen”. But why not take responsibility yourself? At least a little bit? Look at these great minds and how they see change, responsibility and judgment:

  • The way we see the problem is the problem – Stephen Covey
  • You must BE the change you want to see in the World – Mahatma Gandhi
  • When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself – Wayne Dyer
  • If you judge people, you have no time to love them – Mother Teresa of Calcutta
  • Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change we seek – Barack Obama
  • The change you seek is hidden inside you – Unknown

So I welcome you to join the we-are-the-change club.

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