“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” - Albert Einstein
If you’re reading this blog, you probably make it a point to learn on a regular basis. You read books, blogs, and tweets like it’s your job. You can’t get enough new information. You’re too busy and too mature to waste time imagining.
When you were young, the last thing you wanted to do was learn (if you were a “normal” kid, hehe). You’d much rather build a fort or play dress up than do your multiplication tables.
It’s interesting how this changes.
The thing is, nobody made a name for themselves by learning more than everyone else. Your potential is limited if your goals are based on your knowledge because there’s only a finite amount of information you can learn.
The way you make a difference in this world is by imagining. Thinking of things that don’t even exist yet.
So next time you’re looking at your Google Reader or list of articles you want to read (even if The Curbside Marketer is one of them), don’t read them. Use that time to imagine. To create. Free yourself from the limits that intellect places on you and enjoy the freedom of imagination.
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