Creating a new idea is a special accomplishment. While special, just because you think up an idea, it pays to consider that ownership of ideas belongs to more than just the individual. Ideas only take on life when they are supported by groups that are larger than the singularity that created inspiration. Feel good about inspiring others and your ideas will take on larger-than-life expectations. If you revere those that went out on the limb with you in support of the idea presented, you will find a higher level of success than you could find on your own.
Ideas that bounce around one brain are just passing thoughts that are short on benefit. Ideas that connect the minds of many are truly owned by the groups that support them. True leaders grasp that “their” idea was never theirs, and original concepts are spurred forward by the flowing barrage of inspiration that funnels influence into a package that can be carried by others.
Every minute of every day creates interactions within our personal ecosystem. The connection of people and processes in our visible world inspires thoughts that can be put into practice. Value is found by volunteering ownership of our original thoughts to all that choose to believe. Empowerment is found at the idea ownership level. Contagious belief is the power source that fuels sustainable efforts, thus expanding ownership of ideas to more than a single individual.
Great ideas grow based on the passion of people that are willing to promote the goal. Passion pushes ideas to the stage of exponential belief. Shared ownership propels initiatives into the spotlight. Entire organizations or customer groups become stock holders in ideas simply by participating.
A concept is yours for only the amount of time that the idea is contained within your internal self. At the point your idea becomes external, innovation expands based on the passion and participation of groups you reach. If you relinquish ownership of an idea in its infancy, you increase the odds that group ownership will allow your creation to find its true potential. Pride and satisfaction squeeze ego aside, allowing those that participate to feel the inclusion of idea ownership. Partnering in ownership fuels motivation, and intellectual greed is tossed into the trash bin of waste. People that provide ornaments of idea enhancement are eager to evangelize their actions into what often becomes an entity that is larger than the concept individually stumbled upon.
Efforts more effectively climb the mountain of success if they are accepted by more than a single mind. It does little good to own an idea that nobody is aware of. Your so-called idea only finds prosperity when awareness of groups feels enough ownership to take chances and exert enthusiastic energy to pass on the concept to the next link in the chain. Connecting ideas to groups that can utilize the concept completes the process of positive change. What you retain is the creativity to repeat the process that inspires the next great idea, giving the world around you something new to own.
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