Where Do Ideas Come From

November 28, 2016
Where Do Ideas Come From

Where do ideas come from?

Ideas don’t come from thinking hard. Sure, you could come up with an idea or two that way – but my best ideas never came that way to me.

That does not mean you should not have a dedicated time to generate new ideas. If you can, please do it. However – this would on its own not help you to generate world-class ideas.

My best ideas come from activities – when I am exposed to something I never did. They come when I am made to think of something that I would not normally think of. My best ideas come from the weirdest (by common standards) things I have done in my life. More new things I do, more new ideas spring to life and wave at me.

If you want to generate great ideas, do lots of disparate things. Many different things – activities, thoughts, books, cultures that will shock your mind. That’s the best way I know – this helps me to generate my best ideas.

Also – remember that great ideas are those on which you are inspired enough to work like a dog. An idea you never execute or just forget about it not a great idea – no matter what potential it may have. Ideas are valuable only if they are executed – otherwise they are worthless junk crowding up your mindspace.

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