I’m reading a reeeeeally good book right now.

It’s called The Secret of The Ages by Robert Collier. Actually, this is my second time reading it. But for some reason it makes so much more sense this time.

Anyway, today I wanted to share a few quotes from Mr. Collier’s book. This one is attributed to the author Glenn Clark:

“The source and center of all man’s (and woman’s) creative power — the power that above all others lifts him above the level of brute creation, and that gives him dominion, is his power of making images, or the power of imagination.”

After reading this passage I couldn’t help but reflect on what the heck has happened to us.

What happened to the part of us that wondered. Imagined. Dreamed. Hoped. The part of us that believed we could be, do, and have anything.

Where did it go?

When did we stop making it okay to dream big?

The truth is, we never truly lose our imaginations. Instead we bury them. Our once brightly shining lights within faintly flicker under layer upon layer of limiting beliefs, opinions and expectations of others, learned fear, and a shrinking sense of self-worth.

If we don’t think we’re worthy of our dreams, we will cease to dream. And when the source and center of our creative power seems forever extinguished, we are no longer at cause of our lives. We become the effects. We relinquish all responsibility.

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.”

That something inside is the imagination. The image you create within and have the power to manifest without. The image you believe in with the enthusiasm of a child.

“The great trouble with most of us is, we do not believe. We insist upon looking for trouble. We feel that the ‘rainy day’ is bound to come, and we do our utmost to make it a surety by keeping it in our thoughts, preparing it, fearing it.”

We become what we think about. In other words, the thoughts you think now will decide who you will become. Think about the rainy days ahead and sooner or later it will pour. To expect less is to get less. Dream big. Believe bigger.

Today on The Quote of The Day Show, our most popular new speaker, John Addison, picks up where Les Brown and Wayne Dyer left off, as he reminds us that we are in charge our own thinking and that it is our thoughts that command our becoming.

It’s a good one. Click the PLAY button above to listen in!