Are your ideas bad because you're not attractive enough?
I love Elizabeth Gilbert’s belief about ideas. She describes them in her book ‘Big Magic’ as little celestial beings that scrounge the earth looking for available hosts.
The chosen host has a privileged task: to bring that idea to life.
Turns out us humans are the perfect candidates.
But - oo ho ho – not so fast.
If we have an idea and we don’t act, get this:
It will get tired of waiting, and visit someone else!
Can you blame it? I mean we weren’t really giving it our attention so…
Better luck next time, kiddo.
Now, I have lots of ideas. Every day.
I think it’s because ideas think I’m an attractive host.
Let me explain:
Typically when I have an idea, I allow it to consume me. It makes me feel inspired. It drives me to action. It makes me come alive.
It’s like a deep love affair – I get completely engrossed with it and forget about everything else (sorry hubby).
If I were an idea, I’d tap that too!
But listen. If Idea #1 came around and asked me on a date and I was all like tapping away on my phone, completely ignoring it, can you blame it for moving on?
Any self-respecting idea should move on from that kind of treatment!
So if you’re lacking ideas right now, here’s a question;
Are you open to having a relationship with them?
When you get a proposal from an idea, do you give it the time of day?
Do you take it on a date? Or do you just reject it straight off the bat?
Some ideas are not a right fit for you. In that case, dodge it!
The idea (and you!) will be better off with another host pairing.
But if the idea inspires you, do something.
Make a sketch. Day-dream about it. Anything!
I’m not asking you commit to it, but at least give it a chance.
Who knows, word might get around that you’re available.
And then the fresh ideas will come flocking for your attention.
Lots of love,
Lil miss beats