RUN WITH YOUR STUPID IDEAS BY SEAN KING
I thought I was really onto something this time. I was about 5 years old and my mom had missed another call because the she couldn’t find the wireless house phone. I ran into the room with a big smile on my face.
“Mom! Mom! I know how we can stop missing phone calls!”
“So you know how we miss the calls because the phones are always off their chargers? What if they invented a phone that was attached to the wall with a string or cord or something?!” I said very enthusiastically.
Now I’m not exactly sure what my mom said to me but I know that she didn’t just shatter my dreams of the wired phone by telling me it had already been invented over 100 years ago. It was only when I ran over to the desk to grab string, tape, and scissors that I looked up and saw a traditional wired phone up on the wall. I looked at my mom and just said, “This is much better than what I was thinking.” and I put the supplies back in the desk.
The point of creativity is not to say no to stupid ideas, but to explore them. Run at a stupid idea with string, tape, and scissors (okay, maybe don’t run with scissors), but be ready to explore your ideas with all the resources at your disposal. All ideas aren’t meant to be great ones, but they are all meant to be explored.