People love collecting ideas. For many reasons.
I find this absolutely fascinating. It’s interesting to watch what people value, how they want to save things for the future, and all that sort of thing.
Like anything else, collecting ideas is a habit.
I used to do that. I would write down ideas I came up with on scraps of paper. Then I’d write them on a piece of paper or put them in a notebook. And, I tried keeping a list online for a while. But, none of these ever worked for me.
Why? I just didn’t want to do that with my time.
I’ve never had any problem coming up with ideas. In fact, many people have hired me just to do that for their businesses. Whether it’s a tagline or slogan, or even a marketing plan or product ideas, those have always been easy for me to come up with.
Ideas are everywhere. There will never be a shortage of them. And, your brain will never stop coming up with them. Well, as long as you don’t put any pressure on yourself.
The minute you start “trying” to make something happen, is the minute you’ll get stuck. I’m sure you’ve seen this for yourself. You can write anything at any time — until you’re under pressure and then suddenly you have writer’s block.
Relax in knowing you will always have more than enough ideas to see you through whatever you encounter in life. No need to save them or write them down or all that other stuff. But do it if that makes you feel better. Sometimes the task of writing something down gives someone a sense of completion and safety.
Learn to trust yourself that you’ll come up with the right idea at the right time. Don’t stress. Don’t worry. Don’t collect them. Most, if not all of the ideas you write down, will never see the light of day. Go with the flow of the moment. Connect with the inspired idea — those are the ones that usually take off. Good ideas don’t really need to be written down because they are a part of who you are. 🙂
Your mini challenges:
> Affirm to yourself that you can generate any idea at any time. Learn to trust yourself.
> Stop collecting ideas. That serves no purpose. Instead, free up that bandwidth to do something else you enjoy — like a hobby, sports, or even just getting some rest.
Wishing you an ever flowing stream of ideas!