commit to your
passion, and you will
learn to fly!
create either for fun or "under
the gun. We don't get ideas,
ideas get us.
1. Have a dream
Succeeding requires a strong intention to
succeed. "How to" is secondary. Get inspired first.
Have a dream. If you really want
something you’ll invent amazing ways to
Create and cherish an inspiring vision. It will
help you focus on those things you could do now
to bring that future state about.
Your dream must be
big enough to keep you excited.
"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they
are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate
Napoleon Hill. Having created an
inspiring vision, visualize your dream and use
positive affirmations to engage your
Fall in love with what you are doing
Love is the
greatest source of
inspiration. "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet,"
said Plato. When you enjoy what you do, you feel inspired by the
problems you face and gladly spend
your time coming up with great ideas to make things
differently or better.
According to Carl Gustav Jung, “The
plays with the object it
3. Build your cross-functional expertise
Broader knowledge, better
ideas. Cross-functional excellence is a tremendous source of
inspiration and a booster for
entrepreneurial creativity. It
change hats, combine the unusual,
synergies. What's more,
if you develop a broad cross-functional
expertise, no new idea is wasted. It will immediately connect with the
existing knowledge and inspire you.
4. Make outside-the-box thinking a habit
You are creative! Just stretch your imagination.
Go wild. Look outside
your industry. Make new synergistic connections. Take a difference view. To
find a better creative solution to the current practice, force yourself to
reframe the problem, to break down its components and assemble them in a
different way. Practice creativity and stretch your creative muscles every
day to make
outside the box thinking a
5. Learn something absolutely new
Read inspirational books, at least one page every day.
Feel more relaxed and pay better attention to what is going on around you. Get and read an interesting book unrelated to your field or
expertise. Expose yourself to a different environment. Go to a place that
you haven’t been before. Meet new
6. Play with different ideas
Record or write your ideas down.
Review your list of ideas periodically when you are not disturbed.
7. Quiet your mind
Great ideas come when there are fewer distractions,
your mind is fresh, and you are not stressed.
Take a bird's eye view of the
things. Spend more time in the jacuzzi or in the shower. Go to bed a half an hour
early to have time for quiet reflection.
Meditate – by integrating your
meditation, you will see results a lot faster.
8. Cross-pollinate ideas with others
is an intense social activity. New ideas arise often from
cross-pollination. Cross-pollinate with people both within and outside your organization or
area of expertise. Encourage comments and ideas.
9. Harness the power of diversity
Collaborate with other people who
have complementary skills. People with different cultural, educational,
scientific, and business backgrounds will bring different frames of
reference to a problem and can spark an exciting and dynamic
cross-pollination of ideas.