Let’s start at the beginning. You wake up one morning with a brilliant idea. Now what?
Ask yourself some questions:
- Is this idea something that sounds right, looks right, and feels right for me?
- Is this for anyone else?
- Does it feel like I need to take action on it today or do I need to journal it and put it aside for now?
- Can I mindmap what I know about it and let what comes fill in the gaps?
- Can I turn this idea into a book, merchandise, or a service that I can share with others?
- Is this idea an idea meant to spark something more?
- Do I need to release this idea?
Whatever idea germinates from a brilliant spark, there is always a sense of excitement and an eagerness to explore it. Did you notice the questions that I didn’t ask?
- I didn’t ask if the idea was for me. We will only be given ideas that are for us. What we do with it is up to us.
- I didn’t ask how I would ever do it. It isn’t necessary to know how. Just begin with who you are, what you can, and what you have.
- I didn’t ask if the idea would take a minute, a day, a week, a month… Ideas take as long as they take to develop and grow into fruition. Some even take a lifetime.
That first set of questions. You can answer all of them with a resounding ‘YES!’ Ideas are given to us for us. They are also given to us so that we will share what comes of them with others. When you are given an idea, do what you can in the moment. Journal about it, mindmap it, make a vision board, gather colors and textures and fragrances around it, make it as real as possible. Then, set it aside for a few days and revisit it. Ideas have many ways of expression – through books, merchandise, services, or even other ideas. Ideas will always spark more ideas when you make the decision to begin nurturing them. There will come a time when you will need to release your idea to the wild, wide world. You’ll know when it is time.
I hope you’ve found this of interest and it has sparked an idea for you. Take your ideas and nurture them. A good idea, great idea, or brilliant idea are all the same. They are a gift to you from the Divine. If they align with your heart and soul, help them grow. How’s that for an idea?