Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Ideas about Ideas

I have had 3 isolated ideas about ideas lately that I thought I would consolidate into one post:

The First: If you have a new idea that may be controversial, it is always best to deliver it to your audience in beautiful wrapping. People are much more likely to begin to accept something new if you are nice about it. Give them their pills in ice cream.

The Second: Isnt it always great to see someone changing their mind right in front of you? To watch a new idea settle and take hold and grind the gears of themselves, eyes moving back and forth. I imagine this happens in large meetings, people have to change their minds on the spot. It never really happens where I am. But it is nice to imagine people convincing people to change right before your very eyes.

The Third: I love the feeling of a new idea that is a really really good one. When you have it, you usually know it. It works, its fresh and its just a little bit uncomfortable too. I always feel a little uneasy, like I will be unveiling an alien that I have kept in my basement. Like people will gasp. I may be entering a contest for something soon and I can almost smell the perfect killer idea that I want for it. But it is not here yet and I am getting bogged down wanting a feeling, when I should focus on the task at hand.


  1. number 3 is my favorite.

    i absolutely love when this happens. It gives me such confidence and reinforces that I am in the right career.

    I usually like to work with no interuptions and no one sneaking a look at my idea before it is complete. I have this fear that someone will put it down before they have seen the entire masterpiece.

  2. I stumbled across your blog from a tangent of Love Made Visible. I have enjoyed your blogs very much, your writing, along with the ambiguity in sentences. This blog about ideas prompted me to write my appreciation.

  3. Thank you, I am so glad you are enjoying it.