To: The Great Leaders Who Have a Passion for Continuous Learning
From my teacher, Michael Reuter
Robert F. Kennedy said, “Some people look at things as they are and ask, ‘Why? I dream things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’” His words capture the essence of imagination. It is the magical key that allows you to open your eyes, mind, and heart to new possibilities as you daringly step beyond your own self-imposed limits or those of others of life’s opportunities. You boldly move from the world of the ‘as is’ to something new, more exciting, more relevant, and more filled with future options, a world of ‘what can be.’
Albert Einstein wrote, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there will ever be to know and understand.” He said, also, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” His words suggest that step beyond – from knowing what we know to exploring dreams undreamed.
May your mindset be one of continuing exploration and searching, be it in your professional or personal life and relationships, those casual activities you do every day, as you look for new possibilities and opportunities. And with great boldness and daring, ask ‘Why not?’, and move from a place of ‘as is’ to that of ‘what can be.’ May you live passionately, caringly, and confidently the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, and live the life you have imagined.”