The editor’s message in a recent Dwell issue has an insightful comment about ideas that makes me think — hard. He suggests that a good place to store your ideas is in the real world. Meaning you create and envision and idealize and thoroughly understand something in your mind, and then you physically bring that into reality.
As a web developer, I feel a lot of kinship with architects and designers who must configure something in their mind and then “get it out onto paper” and from there move it into a physical object. I believe that the same skills to move ideas into reality can be applied to life and personal development.
Looking for a great place to live? Identifying your core strengths? Understanding who is your best choice for a mate? Thinking about a new endeavor, project, or job search? All of these can be envisioned, “The Secret” style, and then brought into our physical plane of existence, from the ether.
In my own life, this has happened with my spouse, my job, my house, and my children. I continue to review and refine what is important to me (see my Visionboard 2012) on a regular basis, and my hope is that as my mind attains greater clarity of vision, my experience of life moves into closer alignment with that frame of reference.
I invite you to consider your own way to identify a dream, a vision, a plan, a goal, an idea — and take steps to move that idea into reality.