Noodled, conjured, envisioned, ideated, piggybacked

Via http://www.ideachampions.com   Article

Brainstorming vs. Braincalming

“If you work in a big organization, small business, freelance, or eat cheese, there’s a good chance you’ve participated in at least a few brainstorming sessions in your life. You’ve noodled, conjured, envisioned, ideated, piggybacked, and endured overly enthusiastic facilitators doing their facilitator thing. You may have even gotten some results. Hallelujah! …

For the moment, I invite you to consider the possibility that the origination of great, new ideas doesn’t take place in the storm, but in the calm before the storm… or the calm after the storm…

Every wonder why so many people get their best ideas during “down time” — the time just before they go to sleep… or just after waking… or in dreams… or in the showeror in the car on the way home from work? Those aren’t brainstorming sessions, folks. Those are braincalmingsessionsIncubation time.

Those are time outs for the hyperactive child genius within us who is always on the go. Methinks, in today’s over-caffeinated, late-for-a-very-important-date business world, we have become addicted to the storm. ‘Look busy,’ is the mantra, not ‘look deeply.’ …

That’s why some of your co-workers like to show up early at the office before anyone else has arrived. For many of us, that’s the only time we have to think.

‘The best thinking has been done in solitude,’ said Thomas Edison. ‘The worst has been done in turmoil.'”

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