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Bring Innovation To Your Life

The power of innovation is a talent that everyone possesses. Yet so many people think that they don’t have such talent. Have you ever wondered at someone’s creative ability and wish you too had it?  Well, cheer yourself up! To be honest, everyone is born creative. Only thing is most of us don’t harness it. But don’t worry. It just takes time. You too can create and innovate. The crayon boxes in kindergarten were not allotted to those who possessed potential. Everyone had a box in their possession. You know why? It’s just because everybody has potential.

You know how long it took one to learn to ride a bicycle and never to fall again in the same manner? It’s the same with innovation. It takes a bit of practice and a lot of time before this mind function comes alive. Here are a few tips on how to bring innovation into your life.

1. Don’t Listen To What Others Say

Follow your heart. Listen to yourself. Follow the beat of your own drum. Allowing input of other people will only bring dissonance to the music you are trying to make. If you have an original idea, don’t waste your time and effort trying to make other people understand. In fact they won’t. The only help you may probably get comes in the form of negative feedbacks. If all those geniuses the world has seen today had to listen to their peers, we would probably have very few of them.

2. Exercise Is Important Everywhere

Take a walk. Jog or skip. Planned and regular exercises definitely clear and relax your mind and allow for anything good to pop up.

3. Record Your Dreams

Aren’t some of your dreams just the craziest things that your conscious mind would never have thought of? If you’ve had these dreams before, then this only shows you the untapped innovative power that you have lying within YOU. So note them down. Those dreams may just create an innovative spark in you.

4. Find Your Own Style

You can always recite Wordsworth.  You can always act Shakespeare. And mind you, any other person in this world can do that. Find your own unique style. People will appreciate your innovation more because it is uniquely yours and that no one else would have thought of what you were thinking. That will let people see how valuable an asset you are.

5. Don’t Hide Behind Nifty Gadgets Or Tools

You don’t need the most expensive set of paints to produce a masterpiece. It’s the same with writing. You don’t need some extra expensive 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. Can you imagine that? So what if you’ve got an expensive SLR camera if you’re an unimaginative photographer? Who cares if you’ve got an extra expensive laptop if you can’t write at all? The artist actually reduces the number of tools they have as they get better at their craft.  They know what works and what doesn’t.

6. Nothing Will Work Without Passion

What wakes you up in the morning every day? What keeps the flame burning? What is the one thing that you’ll die if you don’t do it? 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 a virtual unstoppable. And that is passion. Passion will keep you going. So keep going.

7. Don’t Worry About Inspiration

Inspiration hits when you least expect it to hit. You can’t force it. But you should prepare for those unpredictable, yet inevitable moments. Imagine an idea strikes you somewhere where you have no paper or a pen to note down a thought that could change the whole world. You will definitely feel so bad. So avoid such disasters. Have a pen and paper within your arm’s reach at all times. Or use your mobile phone to jot down some hints at least.

To tell you frankly, most of us have been subjected to constant bombardment of ideas good or bad from our teachers, parents, neighbors, friends, etc. And the result is that we are not we ought to be. It’s time to reprogram ourselves so that we become ourselves and bring innovation in our life.

*The article is written by Rajendra Sagolsem

*The writer is former Director, SAFE Group of Institutions, Bangalore.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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