What innovation can do to your life

 

Innovation is the foundation of new beginnings. It’s a talent that everyone has, yet they think they don’t. With the power of innovation, we can find new products and learn new techniques. 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 was not limited to those who possessed potential; because the truth is, everybody has potential.

Do you know how long it took to learn to ride a bike or drive? 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. Here are a few tips on how to bring innovation into your life:

  • Don’t listen to negative comments: 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 middle ages.
  • 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. Spend time to work on your new ideas.
  • 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. It is easier to work when you feel at ease than when your mind is occupied.
  • 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 to 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: Your style sets you apart from others. It is like your signature or identity. 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 big 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 a really smooth paper for a bestseller. In fact, J.K. Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter Series on bits of tissue. Who cares if you’ve got an expensive 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. Passion is much more than enthusiasm, it is the ambition that is materialized into action.  Sometimes you just want something so bad you become unstoppable. And that is passion. Passion will keep you going.
  • Don’t worry about inspiration: Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do something creative. 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 anywhere and you should always have a sheet of paper to scribble down a thought that could change the world. Avoid these disasters. Have a pen and paper or any writing material within your arm’s reach at all times.

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. If you innovate, there are no limits or boundaries for you.

 

 

 

 

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