Or at least the few that are coming these days. Oh sure, I'm still having them. But they are different.
Different in that they come at new intervals. And they are very focused.
Before I got busy with Tim's Strategy, the new job and a new flurry of kids sports, I had a mind at idle. To the extent that can be true of the mind.
An idle mind is allowed to rotate at its own speed. It takes in, I think, more random data and delivers more content back to the conscious mind. And more ideas.
Now I will say that the ideas produced in an idle mind are more quirky and niche. In fact, many are absolutely not worth a hill of beans. Except perhaps to provoke. An idea to build upon.
And because they come from data seen by the eyes and heard by the ears, they often are off-shoots of other ideas. Or, as dreadful as it sounds, may not be a new idea at all.
The idle mind produces more breakthrough ideas. I think.
I say that because my mind today is churning out a lot of content. But not necessarily any new ideas per se.
Part of the reason is that my mind is very busy today. I am forcing it to do a lot. Constantly. Early morning until late at night. And the ideas aren't coming in my sleep.
The other reason is that my mind is also highly focused. A few months back I decided to place limits on what I would focus on in life. At least for a bit. And I decided to put a big focus on the job search idea.
You see, Tim's Strategy allows me to put ideas to work, to share in a space where I have a passion and, importantly, help others.
So, busy and focused has not left much time. For just pure idea generation. And writing about the process. Here.
I've missed it and look forward to more fun here on Quixoting. Maybe the key will be finding a way that my writing here can help others.
That seems to be a new and key motivator for me in life. To focus on significance vs. success. Interested? Read a book by Bob Buford called "Halftime".
So, how can I help?