Category Archives: Imagination

Always aspiring and visioning to move from the ‘as is’ to the ‘what can be’

On Living a Life of ‘What Can Be’… the Joy of Imagination

Robert F. Kennedy said, “Some people look at things as they are and ask, ‘Why?  I dream things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’” His words capture the essence of imagination. It is the magical key that allows you … Continue reading

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The Beauty of a Different View of the Pandemic

In a recent MERI Center Blog is a poem by Lynn Ungar about the pandemic. It opens great leaders’ eyes to a beautiful new way of seeing and living in this difficult time. Pandemic What if you thought of it … Continue reading

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On the Joyous Freedom Imagination Brings

Albert Einstein wrote: “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.” Einstein’s words bring an … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Living Your Potential

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” His words speak to the power of one’s potential which awaits release in the moment of our decision. Our potential is … Continue reading

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A New View of Hope

So often we hear people say the words: “I hope that I….” To those words is an immediate response from great leaders: “Hope is not a plan.” These words beg a call for action – to move from simply wishing … Continue reading

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On the Power of Dreams

Cesar Chavez tells great leaders: “To make a great dream come true, first requires a great capacity to dream; the second is persistence.” It is from dreams that visions arise, and from visions strategy;from strategy goals and from goals results. Dreams … Continue reading

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On the Joy of Aspirations

“Aspiration is dissatisfaction with the gap between now and not-yet. Aspiration is dissatisfaction with who-you-are-now and who-you-hope-to-be in the future” writes Dan Rockwell. Another way of saying this is that aspiration is the fiery goal inspired by passion and commitment to … Continue reading

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The Power of “What If…”

In her book, Take Your Soul to Work, Erica Brown speaks to great leaders of the power of ‘what-ifs’: “You cannot be a leader and not ask what-if questions. They often form the core of personal and organizational vision and … Continue reading

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The Joy of Openness

Gerry Spense wrote: “I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than closed by belief.” What a beautiful reminder to great leaders… to always be open to seeing the world through different eyes and not be  constrained by the … Continue reading

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As You Think, So Shall You Become

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” writes Buddha, reminding great leaders of the powerful influence of their thinking on their life. Their thoughts create their worldview of … Continue reading

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