The other day my daughter was insistent that we play pretend & play. I didn’t know about the concept till the time I checked with my wife who is also an educational consultant herself. She explained to me that the kids are given some situations or games that they imagine as reality and live it. Like my daughter was telling me that papa we are at Goa lets go to Anjuna beach… here let us bring some coconut water…and she runs to one corner of the room moves her hands as if she just transacted with the imaginary coconut seller…comes to back to me and tells me to sit up (she has already imagined that I am lying down on the sack) and hands over the coconut water to me and immediately exclaims isn’t it sweet papa…
She makes it look like so real and fun. I was amazed with this concept and it struck me immediately that why aren’t such things taught to adults. Isn’t it amazing that you can role play actually anything that you want to? I am aware that some business schools do teach simulations which is another form of pretend & play yet all stops there.
I feel this is a lot deeper concept that just being a game. We all are aware of the power of imagination & the feat one can achieve if done soulfully. Suppose if you are a SEO executive in a company and you start pretending that you head the function then everything just amplifies – your attitude, your efforts, just everything and eventually you become one. And why only SEO…you can be a consultant, sportsperson, media professional anyone – all you need to do is to pretend that you are already someone whom you aspire to be and start living those moments now. This kind of behaviour would bring in a transformation in you as a person and aligns your “immense” potential to reality. Wonderful concept, isn’t it?!?
I am definitely using this powerful tactic. Hope you would too.
Thanks Pihu (my sweetest little daughter)