I am moving back into getting the habits I want and need in place. One area that is sorely lacking the past few months is in the brainstorming department. While you go in phases, and sometimes you are helping other people, which sucks your time – usually they have no idea how much. So I am happy to get back to a place now that all the technical issues of the build are done. I hope to get back to a normal routine and work out a few things in the controlled environment arena for plants and people
It all boils down to just making the time and making a habit of the discipline to think with the open brain versus how a lot of the world lives its life with a list to check off of obligations that many time wash over the priorities.
Someone asked, “what do you need around when you brainstorm.” I merely mention, just some paper and a decent pen a coffee or tea. in a perfect world the environment really can and does help with the lighting and feel. Then I remembered, “it used to be people was the trigger for ideas. I would go into coffee shops, and before the cell phone, people were fascinating to watch.”
Today, I am not sure if I am better or worse at brainstorming. I think as I age, there is more focus, and in the past, every idea was fair game. Today, my brainstorm sessions are a bit more focus as I look at the imagination as a beautiful thing if you don’t go too far out and lose reality.
As for why more people don’t brainstorm or make some creative time for themselves? I really don’ t know. It is a bit like fitness, meditation or any other type of growth. People don’t seem to be as willing today to invest in anything that doesn’t look to provide instant gratification and do a bit of work.
That's one of the triggers in Kirch and my discussion last night. He mentioned he heard some college students talking on their radio and what they wanted in life and was astounded.
“I want to write a blog and have lots of people tweet… I want to get a YouTube channel and have lots of people follow.”
it reminded me of when I was working in Hollywood, and I asked an actress, “why do you want to act?”
“because I want to have a lot of people take my picture.”
I am not making up that answer. I think I had a deer in the headlights moment with listening to the actresses answer.
I just figured there was more to why someone wants to do something. I guess I am overthinking it all? it is simply just making the time, to take an idea and make it a habit…preferably one that is good.