AE: “Imagination — life’s coming attractions.” MSU/UB: “Dream it, do it.”

I’m reading more and more, and hearing too, that we need to visualize our goals. I have tried that before: educational achievements, job prospects, art projects, supper tables. Some of those goals seem to have worked out pretty well.

But lately, when people ask how I’m doing — I smile and say I’m fine. When they ask what I’m doing . . . . well, that’s a little tougher to answer. I seem to stay busy — just meeting my work-out goals and doing some writing. This week, I did send some greeting cards to friends, reply to a wedding invitation, pay some membership dues, and phone-a-friend. But, by the end of most days, I don’t seem to get to all the things I intended to do.

Maybe I need to take some time to just dream — to visualize how I want my world to be. And it’s okay to dream big!

In Upward Bound at Murray State, we used to tell our students: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” I took that to heart, and enrolled in graduate school. I didn’t get there all at once — it took a coupla years and lots of work. But I had the dream.

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein