Such a great design, what a fine work of art! What they all have in common is that they are about ideas.
I always envy people who live what I’m talking about when I’m talking about art, design, and technology. Don’t you want to do these kinds of things too? The short answer to this question is to ask the right questions by withdrawing into the inner world to observe them, while taking risks with a sense of adventure and making mistakes in the outer world. That’s why I decided to look for the answer to this question.
What is the best way to catch idea fish?
1. Asking the Right Questions
A common characteristic of successful people in these fields, such as artists, designers, or inventors, is that they ask questions. What? How? Why? Why not? is one of my favorite questions. According to James Allen, for real success, one must ask oneself these four questions:
Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
2. Keeping a Record of Observations
Observation is crucial to asking questions and, more importantly, finding answers to these questions. Artists, designers, and inventors are excellent observers. Being more creative requires more observation. When I say observe, I don’t just mean look around. By scrutinizing carefully, I mean looking over and over again, and changing perspectives if necessary.
Ensure that you always keep a notebook on hand as a way to maintain this skill. Note what you see and what you notice. You can also take pictures instead of taking notes if you don’t like taking notes. Photographers have already developed this ability to see events, objects, and people from different angles.
3. In a Time of Solitude
You can use this space to reflect on your observations. It is a place of solitude. Two dimensions are needed for this area. The concept of time and space. Decide on a place first. Then some time passed. Your own room can be the place you select. Once you have created this area, you should choose a time that works for you.
People are most creative early in the morning, according to research. Around 6–7 in the morning, many writers wrote their works. Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect and designer, woke up around 3 a.m. and began working around 4 a.m. Of course, not everyone can do this, and there are exceptions. Depending on the situation, some may prefer to stay up late.
Depending on your schedule, you can choose the most convenient time. So long as you have your own time and space that is just for you, and spend some time alone each day in that space. You should be alone with yourself.
4. Embracing Obstacles
Life is like an obstacle course. Due to their opportunities, some of us are able to easily bypass the obstacles we face. There are some of us who are stuck. Some artists, designers, or inventors have turned these obstacles into materials for their own work. It can be painful to overcome an obstacle. The most beautiful novels and the best songs are always born out of great pain.
5. Pursuing Innovation with the Spirit of Adventure.
Being open to new ideas. A new experience awaits. Seeking them out beyond being obvious. It is essential to have new experiences before you can say something new. Exploring new adventures. Risk comes with that, of course.
6. Making Mistakes and Taking Risks
Those with the most creative minds also make the most mistakes. Because they try to connect the dots in a way that no one has ever connected before. Our previous statement was that life is a series of obstacles. Jumping over an obstacle may not be their first thought when it appears in front of them.
The goal of life is not to reach the finish line as quickly as possible. The important thing is how we handle obstacles. How we solve the problems we encounter.