What Innovation Can Do For Your Life

By admin / April 13, 2007
By: Louis Bonaventura
Category: Creativity

The power of innovation is a talent that everyone has, yet they don't they do. If you've ever marveled at somebody's creative prowess and thought to yourself, "I wish I could be like that." Guess what, you can create and innovate too! It just takes time. Everyone is born creative. The boxes of crayons in kindergarten were not limited to those who possessed potential. The truth is everybody has potential; it just needs to be nourished.

You know how long it took to learn to ride a bike or drive or to never commit the same mistake again? 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. This article will teach you a few tips on how to bring innovation into your life.

Don't listen to what other people say. Follow the beat of your own drum. Jim Rohn says "Be unique!" Always allow for the input of other people, but don't allow it to bring disharmony to the masterpiece you are trying to create. If you have an original idea, don't waste your time and effort trying to make people understand. Usually they won't get it and the help you get will probably come in the form of negative feedback. If all those past geniuses listened to their peers, we would probably still be living in the middle ages.

Spend time on it. I can't stress this enough, although, please don't mistake this as me telling you to quit your day job. Don't! This involves some time management, but with a little discipline you'll be able to squeeze both in.

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 the creative juices to flow.

Record your dreams. Keep a notepad next to your bed on the nightstand. When you wake up, write down everything you remember from your dreams right away before you forget them! 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 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. You can always tell a Van Gogh from a Matisse. You'll know Hemingway wrote something by the choice of words on the paper. It's the same with all of us. People will appreciate your innovativeness more because it is uniquely yours and no one else would have thought what you were thinking. That will let people see what a valuable asset you are.

Don't hide behind nifty 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 really smooth paper for a bestseller. In fact, J.K. Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter Series on bits of tissue. So what if you've got an expensive SLR camera if you're a crappy photographer? Who cares if you've got a kick-butt laptop if you can't use it to its full potential? The experienced 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. Ellen Degeneres once said that if you're not doing something that you want to do, then you don't really want to do it. And that's true. Sometimes you just want something so bad you become virtually unstoppable. And that is passion. Passion will keep you going, no matter what. You just have to want it bad enough. Find your true passion and see how innovative you become trying to reach your goal!

Don't worry about inspiration. You can't force it. Inspiration hits when you least expect it. You need to be prepared for those unpredictable, yet inevitable moments. An idea could strike you on the subway, yet alas, you poor unfortunate soul; you have no sheet of paper to scribble down a thought that could quite possibly change the world! Avoid these disasters; have a pen and paper within your arm's reach at all times.

I hope this article has helped you realize the innovative potential in your life. Keep in mind that you're doing these things for your own satisfaction and nobody else's. But soon, others will begin to take notice, and everything will snowball from there. Just don't ever quit and don't ever, EVER let anybody steal your dreams!

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Lou and Robin Bonaventura have been Professional Network Marketers

for the past 4 years. They attribute much of their success to

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