The Life and Death of Ideas Inspiration
|Image from http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/||I was inspired by the book “Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality” by Scott Belsky, who says that there are many good ideas around us but only a few of them become real. The reason for that is our psychology as human beings and the way we’re inspiring, working and doing the things in our life.|
Many things can stop us from accomplishing an idea like if “the sky falls down” or somebody puts a gun on our head and tells us to stop, but if we keep our thoughts in the usual circumstances and take under consideration that we’re very inspired by the idea the usual and most expected reasons to stop working are only two:
- • Lossing inspiration;
- • Too many ideas;
At the begining each idea starts with great inspiration which pushes us to act and make the things happen. Step by step, we move forward. In short, the inspiration is our fuel. But in time the inspiration decreases (let’s face it…we’re humans). And this is the critical moment when we’re not inspired at all or at least not enought to continue. And if we want to do the job we need to keep moving!
Think about those moments of your past when you have had ideas and you have felt a desire to make them real, but after a few days or a week you have lost your focus.
Too many ideas
There are people who are very creative. But this creativity might be a double-edged sword. Imagine a person who is practically a generator of new ideas. Idea after idea they appear in our mind and we can not stop them.
Good ideas are good thing but too many of them generate new inspiration which replace the inspiration from the old ideas.
In summary, the successful things happen only when there is balance between inspiration and work and also personal discipline. I’ll finish with something told by a famous person who says:
“Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration” – Thomas Edison