Ideas can be a thing of beauty or the birthmother to an abomination.It has and continues to shape the world we live in.Even now it seeks to terraform other planets.If you don’t believe me,ask Elon Musk and his group of space explorers actively pursuing the concept of life outside our solar system.
Ideas have their beginning in the human mind.Mix it with belief,great passion and back it up with action and voilà it becomes a reality.Maybe in the future one of the things that might also become a reality is an human clone.It might be we already have them walking amongst us.
Ideas have made villains of men(Hitler) and Heroes as well(Mandela).It has generated and continues to generate insane amount of wealth for content creators(Steemit),inventors,producers and businnesses all around the world.
How else do you explain businesses or group of individuals have a think-tank division in-house or sourcing for it outside by creating avenues for people with great ideas to come in and try their hardest to convince they the “Idea Merchants” that the product of their minds would be the next big Thing and hopefully make a deal that would profit both parties.
Ask the right Questions.
Some ideas though come as inspirations.Take for example the “Dummies Book” series launched by John Kilcullen.The idea came from one of Kilcullen’s friend overhearing a question being asked by a customer to a clerk in a book store.
That one question “Do you have any simple books on Microsoft DOS -something like DOS for dummies ? .A simple jest by the customer at the time that would eventually find its way into John Kilcullen mind,enveloping it and coming out as a Multi-Million dollar idea that would earn him and his children royalty fees for generations to come.
We are the answers to the World’s Questions.
There are unanswered quests/questions around us that requires someone with a unique perspective on things,an idea that could profer solutions to problems,cures to diseases,the next greatest invention or the once in a lifetime revolutionary leader that would be a force for good in the world.
I believe each one of us has something to contribute to the world.If we can only break away from things that are not profitably distracting and just let our mind roam free by just becoming a “Thinker”.
To be a “Thinker” that can will an element of thought into existence.You just need to cultivate the habit of thinking.Below are some of the ways you can effectively go about it.
Set aside a time and a place to think on anything and everything everyday.
Find a quiet place that you will exclusively reserve for this activity and a time when distractions are at their lowest.
Find a way that works for you.
Many people find they get their best ideas cooking,in the bathroom,relaxing in the swimming pool,sipping tea meditatively.Discover what works for you and own it
Keep a journal.
Great ideas have been lost to time when not properly documented.So it is good practise to have a note that you can record your thoughts and it should always accompany you wherever you go.
Do your research.
Now that you have recorded the thought.Go one step further and expand on it by conducting conducting a thorough study on the subject.
Get a Sounding board.
Sounding out your to people who are also great thinkers can also gift you with fresh perspectives not originally thought of
Put your ideas into action and quickly.
Words and thoughts are nothing without action.So start working on the idea when your enthusiasm is at its highest or it will gradually wear off and the idea phase out of existence.Don’t give up on the idea,go after it with determination and persistence.
The universe has a way of rewarding people who never give up on their dream one example that illustrates this point is Thomas Edison and his thousands of attempts at creating the light bulb.Something that has benefitted humanity since its creation.
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