Become rich from daydreaming?

Sounds impossible doesn’t it? Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote a book called “Positive Imaging: The Powerful Way to Change Your Life.” In it he writes about the powerful effect of imagining the outcome that you want in life. But he is not the only person to write about this. Dr. Denis Waitley became famous for Visual Motor Rehearsal training for Astronauts on the Apollo program and the Olympics. He said that athletes were hooked up to sophisticated equipment and imagined running their event in their mind. The same muscles fired as when they were actually running the event.

A famous study showed that when basketball players imagined playing basketball and shooting baskets it caused them to perform better on the court.

Dr. Rosenthal of Yale University demonstrated that when teachers believed their students were top performers, the students tended to perform the way their teachers imagined them to be and increased their performance in the classroom.

Since you are reading this blog I assume you have an interest in reading and possibly an interest in writing. It is probably easy for you to believe that anyone who writes a novel has to imagine it, daydream about it before actually putting words on paper. Many have become incredibly rich because they are good storytellers. They are good storytellers because they are good daydreamers.

J.K. Rowling became one of the richest women in the world because she has a great imagination and began writing the Harry Potter series while she was a single mother on welfare. She had been a secretary for Amnesty International, but spent so much time daydreaming about the Harry Potter book she lost her job, which turned out to be a really good thing.

Ian Fleming failed at many different jobs before he penned the James Bond series of books that later were made into movies that became favorites in most counties of the world.

Spend at least 7 minutes a day imagining that your dreams have come true. Work hard and they probably will!
Do you agree? Leave a comment.


  1. I love this! in fact i think i read somewhere that a recent study showed that kids who tend to doodle or draw in classes turn out to be more creative in life

  2. I am an avid day dreamer and thankfully, a successful multi-tasker 🙂 I write a thousand things a day but at the end of each day, instead of a novel “start”, I lean toward poetry or a quick blog. Thanks for the reminder because we often speak of the fortune behind JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, etc. I can tell you that I am vivid dreamer at night and that alone could become a best seller!
    Thanks for the like on my blog post! What a lovely blog you have in progress!

  3. Thanks for such a thought-provoking post. I’ve always been an avid daydreamer since I was a child – and now I’m writing compulsively. I find myself scribbling down stories on old bits of paper, even at 2am! I keep imagining myself as a published author and hope this will become reality 🙂 Thanks also for visiting my blog last week, I’ve only started a blog recently and love the feeling of connecting with people. I look forward to reading more of your insights.

  4. Hello,

    Thanks so much for popping by and leaving a comment on my post. Thank you also for the tip of adding stumbleupon and other channels. I’m truly a beginner here, thus it’s great to receive advice and comments! The idea of your blog is fascinating and what it comes to this post, I simply have to agree with you; daydreaming is like a tool and when used in a right way, you can build a solid foundation to your success 🙂
    I’m interested in your next posts! Enjoy your day.

  5. I truly believe that our lives are entirely malleable. Feeling a new reality makes it happen as long as we don’t get too attached to the version of that reality. I’ve envisioned many things in my lifetime that have come to fruition, but often times they have been variations of. The trick is to remain open-minded in the process. Think it, feel it, and let it go; that’s my theory. What comes back is often just what we need.

  6. Brad, I must call this the law of attraction…I have been reading Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book about wishing and he too calls upon the reader to imagine. I believe you are yet another messenger sent my way to reinforce the message, which, by the way I am living each day. I will let you know what manifests! And thank you for your part in the journey.

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