Ever wondered about the precise moment when someone invented the wheel? Or sliced bread? Waterproof mascara? Or perhaps Facebook?
Did they write them down? Dismiss them? Feel frustrated? Inspired? Ecstatic? All of the above?
A few days ago my man + business partner (Mr. Sean Patrick Simpson) and I had a fabulous idea. Now I can’t tell you what it is right now (I know, I’m a tease), but it will drastically improve our business model and we’ll likely see even more exciting growth over the next 12 months. So often I find that when I surrender and allow my thoughts to flow, the ideas flow a lot faster as well.
What I know for sure is that when you have inspired ideas it’s a good idea to write them down so you can remember.
You wouldn’t want to be sipping champagne in a bar somewhere only to forget the idea by the morning!
You also need to learn how to incubate the idea and allow it to sit for a day or two before taking immediate action. This way you’ll prevent yourself from acting too hastily and avoid the likelihood of having to manage foolish errors. I know this because I’ve been through this many times!
@sarahprout the shower; bar conversations; social updates; dreams; and billboards.
— Jeff Cutler (@JeffCutler) October 26, 2012
@sarahprout in the middle of the night,in the shower and when engaged in something that requires concentration.
— Clare Fountain(@Clarefountain) October 26, 2012
“As I lay in bed giving thanks for waking up and just letting my mind wander and wonder about what lies ahead for the day…sometimes I lie in bed for an hour” ~ Ann-Mhayra Aleckson
“I don’t know why but my best ideas ALWAYS come to me late in the evening (probably because my children are in bed and it’s the first bit of quiet in the day)! I put my phone on silent, go to my notes and write away.” ~ Kym Scheiwe
“Generally, when I have an open, uncluttered mind and least expect it, but then find myself totally mindful.” ~ Renee Williams
I think that great ideas come from an alignment of energy with our higher selves. Your intuition starts to go haywire in the knowing feeling that the idea is a perfect fit for what you’re looking for and what will serve you in the long run.
5 Things to Remember when you next have an inspired idea
1. Trust that the idea will blossom and expand into more solid concept over time.
2. Allow yourself not to feel frustrated that you don’t understand the HOW of everything right away. Rome was not built in a day remember!
3. Enjoy the blissful state of feeling inspired. Write it down, record it and use it as fuel to make the rest of your life feel more harmonious.
4. Keep your idea safe. Allow it to be a private conversation between you and the universe until it arrives at the right time to share your notions with the people that support you in your endeavours. Whatever you do, don’t carry around the energy that someone will steal the idea, because you’ll end up attracting it.
5. Put the energy out there and set a clear intention that you’ll manifest the resources you need to take action on your idea.
Where do you have your best ideas? And how do you record them?
Please comment below. I’d love to know…