The Power Of Innovation. The
Spark To Change Your
It's a talent that everyone has, yet they think they don't. The
power of innovation. If you've ever marvelled at somebody's creative
prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate too. It just takes
time. Everyone is born creative. The box of crayons in kindergarten
were not limited to those who possessed potential; because the truth
is, everybody has potential.
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. This article will teach you a few
tips on how to bring innovation into your life.
Don't listen to what other people say. Follow the beat of your own
drum. Allowing for the input of other people will only bring
cacophony to the music you are trying to make. If you have an
original idea, don't waste your time and effort trying to make
people understand. They won't. And the help you will probably get
comes in the form of negative feedback. If all those geniuses
listened to their peers, we would probably still be living in the
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Spend time on it. I cannot stress that enough,
although, please do not mistake this tip to tell you to quit your
day job entirely. Do not. This involves some tricky time management
but with a little discipline you'll be able to squeeze both in.
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 have, this only shows you the
untapped innovative power you have lying within. So jot down those
notes. Those dreams may just create an innovative spark in you.
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
innovation more because it is uniquely yours and that no one else
would have thought of what you were thinking. That will let people
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. So what if you've
got an expensive SLR camera if you're a crappy photographer? Who
cares if you've got a blinging laptop if you can't write at all? 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. What wakes you up in the
mornings? What keeps the flame burning? What is the one thing that
you'll die if you don't do? Sometimes people with talent are
overtaken by the people who want it more. Think the hare and the
tortoise. 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.
And that's true. Sometimes you just want something so bad you become
a virtual unstoppable. And that is passion. Passion will keep you
Don't worry about inspiration. You can't force it; inspiration hits
when you least expect it to, for those unpredictable yet inevitable
moments you should prepare. An idea could strike you on the subway,
yet alas, you poor unfortunate soul; you have no sheet of paper to
scribble down a thought that could change the world. Avoid these
disasters. Have a pen and paper within your arm's reach at all
I hope this article has helped you bring more innovation into your
life. Keep in mind that you're doing these things for your own
satisfaction and not anybody else's. But soon enough they will
notice, and everything should snowball from there. The Power
Of Innovation. The Spark To Change Your Life
The Power Of
Innovation. The Spark To Change Your Life