Albert Einstein said "Imagination is more powerful than knowledge because knowledge is limited but imagination encircles the globe"
What is the difference between you and those you admire who are achieving great things? There isn't any major differences that cannot be learned or adopted. The use of our imagination in reaching any desirable outcome is a major contributor to a worthy aspiration or outcome. Many of the worlds most successful people in medicine, invention, discovery, business, sport, showbiz have all made mention of their use of this creative force.
Thomas Eddison, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Nelson Mandela, Michael Jordan, Roger Bannister and countless others have been documented as stating how, why and when they have utilised the power of creative visualisation, that is to say using the imagination to create a desired picture of some future event. Thomas Eddison had a dark room where he went to allow his imagination to roam free, in a process which brought him many answers to assist in his incredible inventions. Andrew Carnegie would sit quietly on his bed in an upright position each night just before sleep using his imaginative powers to construct the day ahead.
I'm sure you will remember as a child, how you played with imaginary friends and sold imaginary groceries from your imaginary store or imagined you were the leader of the infantry about to bravely face the enemy. As we grow up we learn to embrace "reality", and our reliance on using imagination as a constructive and indeed necessary procedure for helping us create physical goals is pushed aside in favour of what we have learned, or now perceive to be real.
The imaginative process for goal setting takes little physical effort but takes time to master, simply because we have grown unaccustomed to it's alternative use. Practice does make perfect and in time it will once again become second nature to rely upon this rich source of creativity. Use your imagination to create your ideal scenario in relationships, career, finance, health and visit this imaginary scenario at least 3 times per day to begin with and one visit just before sleep. In time the imaginary feelings will take root and this will become the normal way of feeling. It will take some mental effort as your usual habits of thought will try to derail the process. Invite the use of all your senses into this imaginary scene and create the perfect picture with sounds, visuals and feelings. Your subconscious mind does not know the difference between real or imagined and will take you at your word in due course that this is real, bringing to you the physical manifestation of your desire.
Much of your life experience has been created this way, outside of your conscious awareness. Everything you see around you was once a thought. Everything.
"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." Jamie Paolinetti
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." George Bernard Shaw