imagineer – One who applies the fruits of the imagination to manifest practical and positive change in the world.
Imagine your target, your dream, the goal you are trying to achieve in as much detail as possible. Then begin putting together a map of the stepping stones that will pave a path for you to achieve that dream. You have to be mindful of the gap between where you want to be and where you are today. The gap may have several dimensions, but take stock of what you already have and the next steps will become clear.
What are you strengths, resources, connections, skills, experience? Do you need to build or develop in one area or another? What are some simple steps you can take today to start closing the gap? What are some of the big steps that will need to be taken and how can you craft smaller steps towards achieving those goals. If you don’t know where you are going, you could end up anywhere! “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar
Having this clarity of vision will make it easier for you to discern and prioritize the options in front of you. If you get a job opportunity that will give you a higher income, but will take you in a direction away from your target by shifting your focus on skills and experience far afield from your direction, it becomes a “no brainer” decision to pass it by. Whereas another opportunity, perhaps to volunteer with an organization that will give you valuable experience and connections in your target area, you can quickly discern that there will be a return on the investment of time towards your goal.
As an imagineer, I will work with you to imagine your target tangibly and help you identify the stepping stones towards your dreams.
Samir Malak, imagineer