Forward Thinking

Guest Post by Dick Warn

When we think about things, we don’t think in words and paragraphs with punctuation. We think in pictures expressing our thoughts.

Charles Garfield, American peak-performance expert, said, “Peak performers develop powerful mental images of the behavior that will lead to the desired results. They see in their mind’s eye the result they want, and the actions leading to it.”

Napoleon Hill, American author, said, “All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mental energy into accomplishment.”

And Steven Spielberg, American director and screenwriter, said, “I don’t dream at night; I dream all day. I dream for a living.”

Without knowing it, we also are in the business of making movies. The thoughts we choose become brush strokes in our mind, painting mental pictures of our life. Specific tone, tempo, and color are determined by our feelings and mood; this explains why attitude is everything.

Albert Einstein, German-born American physicist, said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

To be truly be awake and fully alive, we must master the art of pre-living the future, while refusing to re-live the past. Forward thinking is the key.


Dick Warn is the author of The Miracle Minute, a weekly email sent free to readers around the world. His latest book, Mystical Mentor can be previewed at

Posted on February 20, 2013, in Personal Growth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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