ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to nurture that ‘treasure’ within - from dream to reality

Updated on June 22, 2011
lemmyC profile image

Ben is scientist, teacher, researcher and author who loves to help you to be more, do more and achieve more. He is an Amazon kindle author



Contents:

Introduction

Picture painting

Imagery into reality

Metamorphosis - one form to another

Light at the end of the tunnel

Final Words


Introduction


"I learned this...

that if one advanced confidently in the direction of his dream

and endeavours to live the life in which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."


____ Henry David Thoreau

Life is like a journey. For most journeys you need to use a map as a model to help you find where you're going, especially when you don't know where you're going. How are you in your life's journey? I know this question sounds a bit ambiguous but it's to challenge your thinking as per the idea we'll be exploring in this topic. You'll remember that in most journey circumstances could affect the progress you make. For example, you might want to pick someone on the way, buy fuel, delayed due to the road condition - traffic jam or breakdown. For whatever reason, these events do impact your experiences during the journey. However, they don't cause you to loose focus to achieving your purpose; reaching your destination.

This imaginary journey started in your mind as an idea. You nurtured the idea, at this stage it was a dream; not until you reached your destination. What is that great idea or thought you have about your life? That treasure you're nurturing within! This article is geared to taking you take on a journey to share with you how we can nurture that ‘treasure' within; thought or idea and bring it to birth.

Picture painting

Assuming you're an artist, what type of painting would you paint about yourself? It's said that art is about ideas. What idea do you have about yourself? It doesn't matter the platform to exhibit your painting, I want you to consider picturing yourself in your minds eye. I urge you to very quickly go through these questions:

What do you think about yourself?

Are you doing what you believe you should be doing with your life?

If not, why not?

How do you feel within? Are you confident in the state of affairs in most areas of your life?

What action do you need to take about your present situation?

These experiences are within but you need to make sense of your situation. Making sense or meaning of your internal experience will result in matching it with your external reality so as to learn from this situation.

Imagery into reality

Your human senses are very powerful tools to make sense of your experience through making connections with reality. Your idea has to be brought alive. Here you need to employ the technique of creative virtualization. Creative virtualization is using your imagination to create what you want in life. Therefore, you've to turn your imagination into reality. Remember that:

"An idea is salvation by imagination."

__ Frank Lloyd Wright

Therefore don't allow your idea, vision, concept or thought to fizzle out like the morning dew.

Metamorphosis

You need to move your idea forward: from one form to another metaphorically speaking! It's the thinking and action we bring to a situation that move things forward. You think and then act! Now it's clear to you about your idea; maybe your purpose in life or a new direction you want to pursue. How do you implement your thinking?

At this stage you need to put pen to paper in order to develop your ideas further. You can use brainstorming technique or free writing to push your ideas forward. The activities you'll need to implement your goal will take time, resources and energy to come to fruition. Hence you need to set a goal as to implement them. What is the gap between where you're at the moment and where you want to be? How do you make this happen? This is a very important stage and demand lots of commitment because an idea without commitment is a dream. For you to achieve success you need to be both persistence and flexible. Since you will be facing different challenges on you success journey you need persistence and determination to stick to your goal. In order to achieve the goal you've set for yourself you need to think about the following question?

Are there conditions you need to provide to enable it work?

Are there resources to collect?

Do you have to develop additional skills?

Do you have to acquire further knowledge?

Is there any thing significant you should achieve before you reach your goal?

In a nutshell, your goal should be written, specific, measurable, realistic and time bound.

Light at the end of the tunnel

The ultimate aim of moving your idea forward through thinking is for you to make progress and therefore achieve your purpose. This will boost you self-esteem. Again, being able to set achievable goal will motivate you to do more exploits in your area of interest. Challenge your self in nursing an idea to the point of bring it to birth, resulting in something of value. Also, Take time to enjoy your success.

Final Word!

Finally, review and evaluate the outcome of your endeavour. What is good, minus and interesting about it? Is there new insight to your original idea and hence the outcome? Do you need to develop the idea further? The choice is yours.

Remember an idea is a notion until an action is taken!

© 2007 Ben Ugoji


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)