How to Create Original Ideas That Serve You

Jun 28, 2013
When formulating ideas and setting goals, be as imaginative as you can. However, also consider what those ideas and goals may cost you and those around you.

When formulating ideas and setting goals, be as imaginative as you can. However, also consider what those ideas and goals may cost you and those around you.

 

Aha! You just came up with an incredible idea! You jump in head first. Your excitement catapulted you into action. But did you stop and think about what it might cost you?

Or, Aha! You just came up with an idea, but right away you throw on the brakes. You go straight into risk aversion before you ever had the chance to let your idea incubate and grow to its full potential.

Have you ever experienced one of these scenarios? It’s quite common. Most people have. So how do you balance the excitement of a new idea with the tact of a veteran idea maker? The answer is Balance.

 

Promotion Focus

When we come up with new and creative ideas, or set a goal that will move us forward, we are using what is called Promotion Focus. The problem with promotion focus is we skip out on an important part of thinking- considering the consequences or problems that might arise.

 

Prevention Focus

We need to be able to look at our ideas and goals with scrutiny. We need to assess any dangers or flaws that might be lurking around the corner. Once we have brainstormed an idea, using Prevention Focus will help us to see it objectively.

 

The Key is Balance

1) Let’s Get Creative

Here is where we need our Promotion Focus. In this stage, there are no bad ideas. Consider all possibilities. Even think of some silly ones.

2) Making The Cut

Now turn your hat around. We need to use our Prevention Focus and evaluate the ideas we came up with earlier. Consider what each of these ideas will cost you.

Example: Maybe you want to lose weight. With your Promotion Focus you considered gastric bypass surgery. Well, gastric bypass surgery is rather expensive and somewhat of a shock to your body. So, there will be a considerable financial cost and physical and mental time and energy during your body’s transition.

 

So when formulating ideas and setting goals, we encourage you to be as imaginative as you can. However, we want to also encourage you to consider what those ideas and goals may cost you and those around you.

 

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Comments

  1. Sarutobi Sensei says:

    this is a great article, the closer our goal is to what we think is “reality” the bigger the chance that we reach them. as we go along, our picture of “reality” gets bigger and bigger and so are the things that manifest in our lives

  2. I’m bad in analyzing so I’m really having some issues to become objective with my goals. Having read this article helps me to realize that I can easily do so by weighing the pros and cons of my goals. I really hope that it will work!

    • Rishan says:

      Oh it will. Just have faith and always try to balance the good and bad of your objectives and soon you’ll realize that your goals are within reach.

    • Rishan says:

      Oh it will. Just believe and always try to balance the good and bad of your objectives and soon you’ll realize that your goals are within reach.

  3. Charlene says:

    I agree its really frustrating to not be able to meet and gaze on that shinng star you are aiming, so thank you for helping me realize why should I cut on my high hopes and dreams that are too impossible to doable and possible ones. It is now easier and I am now more focused.

    • There is nothing wrong in aiming for big dreams, in hoping to achieve great things but we should try to take things one step at a time to ensure that we’ll reach them.

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