Thoughts running around in circles?
You’re not alone in this frustrating situation us ideas people find ourselves in regularly. You try to think but there is an imaginary dam in your vision blocking the flow and the same ideas you have tried or thought up keep rising to the surface and dribble through.
I google flat out trying to find the answers to unlocking my creativity and potential, I listen to self hypnosis for creativity, I listen to audio books for tips on life’s “simple” dilemmas, I stalk well known successful entrepreneurs online and I join sites/pages to make sure I catch every little secret.
At multiple points I come to the conclusion I am not different or creative and I give up and say “Social media bores me” or “All these stories about success are lies” or even ” every single option online is a scam”
Then I read somewhere about writing your ideas down, It couldn’t be this simple for me could it? I grabbed a little notepad my daughter had purchased for me as a gift and wrote down some notes at the front to remind me why I have filled in this notepad. What those notes were I cannot remember right now but they worked. I think they were
Constant Change, Life Excitement & Creativity.
I would half write down one idea and start on the next. Before I knew it I had filled nearly half the notepad with all the ideas that had been haunting me and some new ones I had just imagined.
Look out now I laughed to myself as I awaited the barrage of new thoughts and ideas to start flowing Haha can’t stop me now puckers.
I will admit that a couple new ideas did arise but not as quickly as I thought and I was left sitting there naked in my mind stuck at the same place I was before. How hard is it to be creative, Look at all the amazing people and accomplishments around the world and I am stuck here with my newest invention idea of an interactive board/figurine game for the new age’s, one where you can have two mums or Dad’s in any nationality from wherever in the world you want. I pictured the steam punk funky cafes with lighting, waterways with SUP’s ( stand up paddle boards) and kayaks, shops and kitchens where you score for healthiness and finally gyms to keep your characters healthy.
And yes I did submit my idea to a well known toy brand and was knocked back. I was given some advice but that is for another blog.
In the following months I investigated most of my ideas, some had already been done and others were nowhere to be found online. I sent many emails and even spent six months creating a facebook page again a story for another blog. I purchased magnets and set about creating a motor powered generator that would supply me with free power.
At least I was having a crack at it all.
The main discovery I made on letting creative flow for me was the ability to get the ideas out of your head and down on paper for review or to be auctioned. In doing this it allowed me to free up mental space for other areas in life that were lacking and eventually allowed me the brain power to become creative once again.
For me it goes in circles and has done from the time I sold my first item to a pawn shop for double the price I had bought it for. I get a massive hit of drive and creativity, then it simmers down again.
Luckily I have done some self discovery and know I like change so when one idea or hobby bores me I move along to something that excites me and feel comfortable in my mind knowing that I will revisit the things I let go if and when I feel like it.
If you are going to take any guides away from this I would suggest these
1 :Get your ideas/thoughts out by writing, drawing or sharing.
2 :Stop trying to do things that others want or you think others want and concentrate on what you enjoy.
3 :Compound ideas, just like you do with Investing, increase your chances of finding your way.
4: Allow your mind to be free and don’t force it to be creative, let it flow naturally without blockage.
5: Give yourself credit and a allow yourself the confidence to ride the ups and downs in life and success.
I hope you enjoy this random story and find it helpful in some way .