Tap Into Your Innovative Power.
Everyone is born as a creative being.
The box of crayons in kindergarten was not limited to a certain group of kids.
They were for everyone.
You know how long it took to learn to ride a bike or drive or to never commit the same mistake again?
It’s the same with innovation.
It takes a bit of practice and a lot of time before this mind function comes easily when called.
Follow the beat of your own drum.
If you have an original idea, run with it. Share your excitement, listen to advice but make your own decisions.
Spend time on your idea. I cannot stress that enough, although, please do not mistake this tip to tell you to ignore everything else in your life. Do not.
This may involve some tricky time management but with a little discipline, you’ll be able to make time for all of life’s priorities.
Exercise. Take a walk. Run a mile or two.
Send all those endorphins coursing through your veins. Exercising certainly clears and relaxes your mind and allows for anything to pop up.
Record your dreams. Aren’t some of them just the craziest things that your conscious mind would never have thought of? If you’ve had these dreams before, and I’m sure you have, this only shows you the untapped innovative power you have lying within.
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Find your own style. You can always tell a Van Gogh from a Matisse. You’ll know Hemingway wrote something by the choice of words on the paper. So it is the same with you.
People will appreciate your innovative ways because it is uniquely yours.
In turn, people will see how valuable an asset you are.
Don’t hide behind nifty gadgets or tools. You don’t need the most expensive set of paints to produce a masterpiece. The same way with writing. You don’t need some expensive fountain pen and really smooth paper for a bestseller. In fact, J.K. Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter Series on bits of tissue.
The artist actually reduces the number of tools he has as he gets better at his craft: he knows what works and what doesn’t.
Nothing will work without passion.
- In the morning, what wakes you up?
- What keeps the flame burning?
- What is the one thing that you have always wanted to do?
Sometimes people with talent are overtaken by the people who want it more.
Ellen Degeneres once said that if you’re not doing something that you want to do, then you don’t really want to do it. I believe that to be true.
When you want something so bad you become virtually unstoppable. That is passion. Passion will keep you going.
Don’t worry about inspiration. You can’t force it; inspiration hits when you least expect it to.
I hope this article has helped you to have a more innovative life.
Keep in mind that you’re doing these things for your own satisfaction and not anybody else’s.
Tap into the innovative power that you have lying within yourself.
You will thank yourself for all of the joy it will bring into your life.
Originally published September 9, 2014