I am enjoying some downtime around home with good friends and family this week. It’s also the time of year that Heather and I do our joint visioning for the coming years. It’s an annual tradition we started years ago that made an enormous difference in keeping ourselves focused and keeping our life and business partnership growing ever stronger.

If you’re in a reflective state of mind and looking ahead to the New Year (and new decade), click here to browse a collection of my articles on personal vision, values, and purpose.

Here are a few words of wisdom to inspire your possibility thinking during the Holidays:

“The future is simply infinite possibility waiting to happen. What it waits on is human imagination to crystallize its possibility.”
Leland Kaiser, American author and futurist

“Even a thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 19th Century German philosopher

“One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best.”
Harry Emerson Fosdick, 20th Century American clergyman

“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” Albert Einstein, German-born American theoretical physicist

“…the mind of Man contains the greatest of all forces….Thought is one of the greatest manifestations of energy… not only is one’s body subject to the control of the mind, but that, also, one may change environment, ‘luck,’ circumstances…Man is rapidly growing into a new plane of consciousness…there is an Infinite Power in, and of, all things…. today we have the faintest idea of that Power, still we steadily grow to comprehend it more fully – will get in closer touch with it. Even now we have momentary glimpses of its existence – a momentary consciousness of Oneness with the Absolute.”
William Atkinson, editor of New Thought magazine, published in 1901 entitled “Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World”

“…nurturing a fantasy is the first step in the neural process of achieving success in the world. It begins with creative imagination, a process that takes places in the frontal lobe, the area in your brain that has the unrelenting capacity to dream up virtually anything. If you can’t imagine a specific goal, you won’t make it to second base, which is figuring out how to make your dream come true.”
Andrew Newberg, M.D. & Mark Robert Waldman, How God Changes our Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist