“An idea is like a virus, resilient, highly contagious. The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.” This quote is in one of my all time favorite movies Inception and really intrigues me. Once an idea is planted in your head, you twist the thought around in every which way predicting which outcomes are likely or if it is even realistic. Overthinking becomes not a choice, but rather an automatic response. Whether it be a picture you see, a video you watch, or something said to you, your brain embeds that and forces further thought. Most are scared of this though, that overthinking is a bad thing. Thinking about something too often will ruin you or harm you in some way and in some ways it is true. But the focus of all this is how one simple idea or thought can change your mood, your attitude, or even your life.
Thoughts and ideas are powerful beyond measure and they are often forgotten because they aren’t written down or slip from our short-term memory too soon. To me, forgetting a good idea or losing a thought is extremely annoying and frustrating. My advice: keep a journal. Now before you go running away from my blog, I promise you that I don’t have a My Little Pony Diary and find satisfaction in watching the bachelorette, because I don’t. All I am trying to say is keep your thoughts and ideas in something where they all stay together. You’d be surprised at the ease of carrying around a small notepad and writing down things when you have a crazy idea. On another note, you may have ideas that may be out of the norm or be considered crazy, but write them down anyway! You never know, your ideas could change the lives of others or make someone happier when they need it most. You have the chance to change the world, all you have to do is think. (well remember those thoughts too..)
That’s all I’ve got for you all this week. Thanks for all the feedback thus far!
“There is no such things as strangers, just friends we’ve yet to meet.”
Brant A. Wickersham