Science is responsible for some of the most important discoveries of our time – think modern technology and advances in space and medicine. Among the most impactful discoveries is the scientific world’s ongoing, ever-evolving understanding of the brain.
Did you know that recent studies have demonstrated that the brain is actually wired to act upon images? This is evident in the way the neuro-pathways of the brain continue to transform and respond to information.
According to psychology expert Kendra Cherry, it was previously thought that the brain’s physical structure experienced most of its growth during childhood and adolescence, and did not change much after reaching maturity.
But, research has found that the brain continually creates new and transforms existing neural pathways, although at a reduced pace, well into adulthood, allowing it to constantly adapt to new experiences, learn new information and create new memories.
Cherry explains: “…as we gain new experiences, some connections are strengthened while others are eliminated. This process is known as synaptic pruning. Neurons that are used frequently develop stronger connections and those that are rarely or never used eventually die. By developing new connections and pruning away weak ones, the brain is able to adapt to the changing environment.”
Now, this is something! It gives new meaning to the phrase “Use it or lose it!”
Knowing this, that the brain has the ability to react to whatever we experience, feel or imagine, then we must consider that if we visualize positive images in our brains, if we visualize the outcomes we seek to achieve through innovative, imaginative images, then those are the messages we will act upon.
In other words, if our brains believe it — we can achieve it!
Famed physicist and philosopher Albert Einstein is credited with saying: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
So, let’s think about this for a moment — nothing has been created that wasn’t imagined first. Therefore, it’s imperative that with every task we undertake, we apply our most ingenious and pioneering ideas towards inception.
During this time of creative inventiveness, we must resist boundaries. It’s not enough to simply know — we must envision and create. We must ask questions fearlessly. We need to explore ideas that seem implausible.
Why? Because the projects that lie ahead are the kind of exciting, forward-thinking tasks that require us to stretch our creative souls.
For example, within our own company we have already begun cultivating innovation in product development, focused on creating an expanded sense of community in our master plans.
At Sterling Meadows, our new master plan in Elk Grove, we offer a lifestyle framed around family and community, incorporating places where residents can enjoy a wealth of recreational options without leaving their neighborhood. Two parks will include water features for the kids to enjoy, an amphitheater, a central plaza with game tables, picnic areas, basketball court, soccer field, tennis, jogging paths and fitness stations, and so much more. This new master plan will give homebuilders in the region the ability to provide a balanced “stay and play at home” environment and builders have already begun to show great interest.
This is a perfect example of the kind of community design that we can orchestrate in our minds to create a wonderful all-encompassing experience where we elevate our game and exceed every expectation.
But, to do that, we need to program our minds, preparing ourselves for a burst of creative flow. Are you ready?
I am asking you to join me in becoming an imaginative thinker – an innovator in this and in all the many projects that lie on the horizon.By The True Life Companies