We have always known that if you want to be successful, you must dare to dream big. Your imagination isn’t just a place to store the things that you will always want but never achieve. It’s the starting point of your success. Every goal you will ever reach starts off as something you imagine. You just have to believe in it. Work on it. Chase it. And it will become your reality.
Our capacity for creative thinking sets us apart. But it doesn’t just emerge in us as adults. It very likely finds its origin in the imaginative play that children engage in from very early in life.
When children play they pretend – they conjure brave new worlds and let their imaginations run wild. Without this glorious period of child play in which the imaginative mind can flourish, it’s hard to see how such a mind could emerge at all.
Some people postulate that in earlier tougher times, children did not get to be .. well children for very long. Life was tough, and they went to work or to hunt early. We can see direct correlation between tremendous advances in technology, arts and music, and more modern times that children had the years to play and use their imaginations. Our core values at BumbleeBee Hive are centred around imaginative play. So next time you see a little one pretending to be an astronaut, take the time to reflect that, without these things happening, we may have never got to the moon.