What You Could Do When You Get An Idea


We all have ideas. But what do you do with an idea when you stumble upon one or rather, when an idea chooses you?

There are a ton of books out there about developing and growing ideas. I particularly like the children’s book by Kobi Yamada: What Do You Do With An Idea?

Developing ideas is not a complicated task. Ideas are like balls of wool that need to be unraveled and followed. Sometimes you come across a challenging knot and you have to decide if you really want to untangle that particular ball of wool. Or, maybe you think it would be easier to just chuck that ball of wool (or idea) and move on. It’s tempting, isn’t it?

There’s a reason an idea chooses you. No one else can deliver that idea into the world in the way that you can. No one else thinks like you; or has lived the same experiences or was raised by the same family or shares the same passions and awareness.

Each time I begin writing, I pause to collect my thoughts. My curiosity, my research and new information will shape the words into content that informs, engages, entertains and possibly transforms. That, for me, is the beauty of developing an idea.

What do you do with an idea? Give it attention. Let it grow, unhindered, you nurture it, give it sun and prune and shape it and share it with supportive people. Then you release it to the world and move on to develop the next idea.





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