Is it Possible to Turn Nothing Into Something?
The answer is yes, because all things begin as an idea. Take for example the art of architecture; it is literally a process of turning an idea into a physical structure.
Vera Nazarian once said that one of the strangest things is the act of creation. You are faced with a blank slate—a page, a canvas, a block of stone or wood, a silent musical instrument. You then look inside yourself. You pull and tug and squeeze and fish around for slippery raw shapeless things that swim like fish made of cloud vapor and fill you with living clamor. You latch onto something. And you bring it forth out of your head like Zeus giving birth to Athena. And as it comes out, it takes shape and tangible form.
It drips on the canvas, and slides through your pen, it springs forth and resonates into the musical strings, and slips along the edge of the sculptor’s tool onto the surface of the wood or marble. You have given it cohesion. You have brought forth something ordered and beautiful out of nothing. You have glimpsed the divine. Here are my guidelines on turning nothing into something.
1. Ideas and Imagination.
The first step of the process is coming up with ideas. The human mind is so powerful and creative that it can be able to create pictures and make them move. This is what makes humans superior to all creatures of the planet.
We are all endowed with the incredible ability of imagination. With discipline, you can sharpen your imagination to a point that your imagination becomes almost like reality. As William Arthur Ward once said, if you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
2. Believe That it’s Possible for You.
The Bible describes Faith as the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Clarence Smithson also described faith as the ability to see the invisible, believe in the incredible and that is what enables believers to receive what the masses think is impossible.
You have to believe that what you imagined is possible for you. Successful people walk by faith and not by sight. See your imagination as real, hear the sounds, smell the environment in your imagination and feel things with your hands as if they were real.
3. Take Action!
The final step is taking action. It is now time to pick up your tools and apply the physical and mental labour needed to actualize your dream. Be proactive, be fearless, and get to work! For a building to exist in reality, the blueprints have to be translated into a construction. Without action, a dream remains just that.
Begin to put the pieces together, complete the puzzle by fitting the pieces into their respective places. When a piece doesn’t fit, change it. When you make a mistake , correct it and learn from the mistake.
Begin With the end in Mind.
Begin by imagining the outcome of your dream; what will it cost you, how will you achieve it, what are the consequences and benefits. With the end in mind, you have a clearer vision, a sharper focus. You see what needs to go where thus an easier time in completing your puzzle.
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