Have you ever found yourself struck one day, as an idea pops in to your head, that true moment of inspiration?
Sometimes, I get that idea and get really excited about it. I find myself starting with very little, throwing a few vague thoughts around, before I then catch on to something – maybe a word, or picture, and suddenly, I am off like a rocket, just throwing one idea after another and out in to the spoken word, and by the time I can find time to breathe my heart is pounding and I really feel that I am on to something. More so, when this relates to an event, to the conversations had with a client, and the thought that your inspiration is something that might then enhance their experience…..magic
The trouble can be, when you then share the ideas with others, some less – and some much, much less creative than yourself, their lukewarm reception and in some cases odd line of questioning as to “why would you want to do that” or “Do you think that will really work”….and before you know it, you allow the idea balloon to be deflated as fear of ongoing criticism kills the dream.
Invariably, those dreaming are of a different mindset to those people who can sometimes be the decision makers.
Next time you have a great idea, protect it fiercely and make it happen before someone else does. Don’t be afraid to fight for what you feel will either enhance an event, make a difference when everything around you is just a bit “same, same” – or may be the simple difference between good and great….
Tell me, what keeps you from executing your great ideas?