The most of us are in some way or another creative, someone more than others, but in theory everyone has an equal opportunity to discover the next big thing. However you can do many things to improve your creativity, and an exceptional large amount of people have been writing books on the matter. Some books better than others, but in general a lot of interesting approaches has been discovered to increase your skill level of creativity.
Today I went for a walk and found a nice spot with a great view of the ocean. I sat down on the rock and tried to find my inner peace. It didn’t take long before I started thinking all sorts of abstract thoughts, but it came down to the thought: “where do I think the best?”
The question might be asked in another saying: “where do I develop the best ideas?” But the key point is to realize where to be, and what to do for discovering the next big thing. A bit wondering on the topic and I realized that the question was a bit more difficult to answer than first anticipated.
Looking at where I usually pick up ideas and suddenly get ideas, the number of places represents a wide variety. To find inspiration for ideas I see it as important to get out and meet people. Without the influence of others and the world around, it is hard to come up with relevant ideas that can change the world and be profitable in a modern market place. These influential experiences are essential and must be seen as a vital part of discovering the next big thing.
Usually the idea is not developed in the moment it is discovered and it needs to be prepared thoughtfully. That process and that place is what I am looking for. For where do I thing about the ideas that I have picked up in the city?
I was sitting on a rock with a beautiful view of the ocean. All I could hear was the sound of the wind blowing and the waves beating against the rocks. Besides that everything was silent and no noise from the world around could penetrate the natural shield of wind and sea. Naturally I started wondering and I challenged myself mentally. Looking at the environment that made me think one thing is recognizable: “Silence”
A place where I have noticed that I develop the most of my ideas is when the head hits the pillow. Characteristic for this spot is again: “Silence”. Thinking about that the moment just before I fall asleep should be the spot where I develop the most of my ideas, makes sense. After a day full of impressions and experiences my head is loaded with thoughts that need to be sorted and manipulated. In that process new ideas come to life and ideas picked up during the day are being looked through thoughtfully. Knowing that my bed is an essential place for me to development ideas, I can plan to get to bed in proper time and not to be too exhausted, so I fall asleep in no time.
I think that I might have found my spot, where no noise is breaking my thoughts.
Have you ever thought about your ideal place for developing of ideas, and have your found your spot for thinking? If you have found your spot then share it with me and others, so we all can be inspired and expand our horizon. If you have not yet thought it through, then spend some time finding your own ideal spot for revolutionizing the world.
Important is to notice that Ideas don’t spring from nothing and that environmental influence is essential for developing of ideas.