Brainstorming can be an exhausting process and remembering your ideas can be even harder. Here are five tips to help you hold on to your bright ideas.
Write It Down!
Even though ideas seem to appear at the most inconvenient times, its crucial to record a fresh idea. This means, no matter what you are doing, stop and write down your great idea.
Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
It’s good to be sceptical, but you should never let you scepticism keep you from pursuing a bright idea. Just try, and don’t be afraid to fail… If you do, than you’ll know what not to do the next time.
Be Careful Who You Share Your Idea With
Make sure to share your idea only with people who’s opinions you can trust. I’m not saying only share with family and friends, but don’t just ask some Joe Shmo on the corner so he can give you his two cents, and possibly discourage you from pursuing your idea- or worse: steal it.
Silly is Ok!
Not every idea will be a great one, but don’t immediately discard those ideas that seem silly at first. Remember, everything great started off small. Who knows, with a little work, that silly idea could become the next big thing!
Don’t Look Back!
Once you’ve got your bright idea, start running with it! Too many times have over analyzing and procrastination killed great ideas. Get started on your idea and always be looking to the future. While developing an idea, it’s always best to have the end in mind, so that you are able to make decisions on how important a certain element is to the big picture of your idea.