I is for Idea


Recipe for Developing Good Ideas

It all starts with imagination, the main ingredient which you could call the starter or base of the recipe.

Let imagination simmer and incubate in isolation for a while. Don’t expect instant results. Good ideas take time.

Even being idealistic is okay at this stage. Avoid being irritable or indifferent. Those ingredients do not go well in this recipe and often sour the recipe before it’s even begun.

Sprinkle with some inspiration.

Boil for a while enjoying the invigorating scent as it invites you to invent.

Soon new ideas will bubble to the surface.

Take your favourite idea and carefully isolate, putting it aside so it won’t be forgotten.

Skim all the other ideas off the top and reserve for later.

You must be quick as these ideas quickly dissipate and are lost indefinitely.

Take your one idea and stir it well. Throw in some more inspiration and imagination

Repeat as necessary. Ask for insightful input as needed.

Lastly, use some initiative to see it through and persevere when the Inner Critic shows up hurling insults.

Let it rest for a while to allow the idea’s flavours to blend fully. Take another look and revise as needed.

Your interesting idea is now a fully imagined creation.   

Share and enjoy! 


Comments

  1. Great post, Cathy! I am about half way towards the fully imagined creation!

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    1. I had a lot of fun incorporating I words, Paula. Can you tell? :)P Glad you have an almost fully imagined creation in the works! YAY for you!

      Cattitude and Gratitude

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  2. That was so fun to read! Lots of "I" words and all true! :)

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    http://writebackwards.we3dements.com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Jamie. I went nuts with I words, that's for sure.

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  3. Imaginative post! And I agree 100%. Ideas must germinate.

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    1. Yes, Talya. Ideas are like seeds that way and need to be gently nurtured and cultivated into a new creation. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. An excellent and imaginative recipe for ideas.

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  5. Sounds like a good recipe. If only it were so easy to make your ideas acceptable to those with the power to publish.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I wish there was a special ingredient to make that happen, too, Joyce.

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  6. Creative and inspiring take on the letter I! Nice job!
    We really should try harder to take our ideas and make them a reality.

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    1. It's so true, BL/Linda. An idea not fully developed just sits there like a seed, waiting to be watered.

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  7. You have a lovely blog here - and what a great idea for the letter I! :-) Great recipe for imagined creation!

    #AtoZChallenge

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  8. Such a clever I post!! LOVED IT. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jenn! Much appreciated!

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  9. This is brilliant, Cat. I'm bookmarking it to read again. ♥

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    1. Thanks so much, Corinne! Appreciate your support.

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  10. Absolutely love it! Totally bookmarking this post! Very clever and imaginative!

    Konstanz Silverbow
    nothoughts2small.blogspot.com
    A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge Co-host
    www.a-to-zchallenge.com

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