Challenge is important: It keeps you from becoming complacent and doing what is easiest—rather than what is best. The masses go down the wide road of ‘easy,’ while the few struggle along the path to true wealth. This is partly why, when challenges come, you’ll often feel very alone. Everyone else gives up and runs back to that wide, easy road. ~Bob Proctor
We become conditioned by repeating patterns that become routine. Those routines become habits and habits eventually may become addictions. The challenge is to strive hard and change so that you can unlearn and learn while taking risks and making choices that do not allow you to become stuck or become an addict of your own habits. ~Kemi Sogunle
The future, is the imaginal activity of man, in its creative march, imagining is the creative power, not only of the poet, the artist, the actor and orator, but of the scientist, the inventor, the merchant and the artisan. It’s of use in unrestrained, unlovely image making, is obvious. But its abuse in undo repression, breathes of sterility, which robs a man of actual wealth of experience. Imagining novel solutions, to ever more complex problems, is far more noble than to restrain or kill out the desire. Light is the continuing solution of a continuously synthetic problem. Imagining creates events.
Our world, created out of men’s imagining, comprise unnumbered warring beliefs. Therefore there can never be a perfect stable or static state. Today’s events are bound to disturb our yesterdays established order. Imaginative men and women invariably unsettle a pre-existing peace of mind. Hold fast to your ideal in your Imagination, nothing can take it from you, but your failure to persist in imagining the ideal realized. Imagine only such states that are of value or promise well. To attempt to change circumstances, before we change our imaginal activity, is to struggle against the very nature of things. There can be no outer change, until there is first an imaginal change. Everything we do unaccompanied by an imaginal change, is but futile readjustment of surfaces.