Take a good look at successful people around you today. Take a good look at those individuals being celebrated for their activities and deeds. Take a good look at those successful businesses around you. Something is obvious: It All Begins With An Idea!
Some ideas seem to be so simple and you can't but wonder: 'Why hasn't any one thought of them before?' Some seem so 'strong', that you can't but also wonder: 'How could someone have thought of this?'
Nevertheless, for you also to be successful, you actually need an idea that will make you indulge in things that would make you successful.
Indeed, before you can be celebrated, you need an idea that would evolve into some acts that would get people baffled. Thus, you need an idea. And since those great ideas don't come on command, let us talk about some insights that can help you come up with your own great ideas, and be applauded for them.
Look Closely At What Is Troubling You
In the entrepreneurship world, you discover that the success of many entrepreneurs lies on the fact that they are providing a solution to a common problem.
Meaning, those ideas often begin with a problem that needs to be solved.
And, in case you don't know, they don't usually come when you sit lazily around, wasting time with frivolities and pleasures. Instead, they tend to reveal themselves while you're hard at work on something else. Thus, keep yourself busy!
Yes, start your brainstorming with problems that you are personally invested in.
Building a business; building a brand; or coming up with an invention isn't too easy. Thus, you actually need to have a relentless dedication that comes from personal passion.
You see, great ideas and innovations come from executing your idea in a different way other than how every other person does.
You know, as humans are often faced with obstructions hindering their desires, each individual will want to bring out a solution to grant them their desires. And many times, there is always a 'usual way' of doing it. Thus, a great way to get splendid ideas is to look outside your immediate society to see how others are solving similar problems.
Many successful innovations you see today in America and Europe were inspired by what their founders saw in Africa. Similarly, many things you see being done by many African countries today are being inspired by what we see the whites doing in their own continents.
Those innovators look at how the solution flows in other continents, amidst those of different culture and beliefs other than theirs. They gaze at the similarities and differences of things and approach making it work amidst their own people.
What you should know is that every individual (including you) have their creative side. However, many of us tend to ignore our creative sides until we really need it. And when you are ready to look at things from a perspective which many people around you are looking, then something different is coming into your mind.
Whenever you are faced with practical problems, always take note of them.
Whenever you desire using a product that you can't find anywhere, take note. Whenever you desire a service that you can't find anywhere, take note.
Then ask yourself 'Is this a problem i can solve? And yes, you can go around to see (do research) if there are people who need similar solutions.
And don't forget, as said previously, the solution might exist in faraway continents. You can simply gaze at how the product or service works there, and bring a brand that will soothe folks around your own immediate surroundings.
Search For Better Way To Get Things Done
Whenever you use a service that frustrates you, don't just keep ranting and hissing. Ask, 'What is this lacking; and how can it be fixed?'
Whenever you use a product that didn't fully satisfy your need, instead of ranting continuously, if you need ideas to bring about great innovations, simply ask yourself 'Which better way can this be done?
Remember you don't even need to be a manufacturer before you can bring an idea of a classic idea that will make you a millionaire.
Now That You've Got An Idea
So, what next? You know, we typically think these great ideas as the thing that sets these great innovators on the path of success. However, an idea is only an idea (and unknown) until you actually do something with it.
Now, my advice for you is; Capture the idea; Grab the idea; and keep running with the idea (irrespective of the hindrances you will surely encounter)
Does this makes sense to you? Let me hear from you via comments.