New ideas will not come as long as you are distracted by OPI (Other People’s Ideas).
Learn to appreciate your inherent ability to produce good ideas, because that capability is common to us all. If you can read this, you have the means to generate worthwhile thoughts.
You may be convinced nothing significant is happening in your brain. You may not imagine yourself thoughtful enough to produce valuable new ideas. But the results from simply cleaning out the work area of your mind may surprise you.
Creativity does not occur in a vacuum, but it won’t happen if your head is already full of OPI, either as described on https://easyreadernews.com/why-inventhelp-has-become-so-crucial-for-new-inventors/.
The one main obstacle to idea generation is distraction, which often comes in the form of other peoples’ ideas. Those OPI’s are all around you, and they usually take the form of entertainment.
If you are like many Americans, you are surrounded by the distractions of music, movies, news and sports from the time you wake up in the morning till you fall in bed at night. And quite possibly, you even allow the music to follow you as background noise throughout the night.
All this noise in your life has an inevitable psychological effect. Each song or plot or news broadcast represents somebody else’s idea of what is important or entertaining.
Surrounding yourself 24/7 with OPI is nothing less than a way to avoid your own thoughts. If you immerse yourself continuously you will eventually fail to believe in your own ability to think independently because you are not doing it.
There is no time to think so long as you subject yourself to a constant bombardment of external distractions.
To be creative, there must be balance.
Recover your balance by taking the first step: Force yourself to unplug.
Disconnect from the noise for significant periods. Alone time with your brain is the only way to activate your creative thought life.
Free yourself from every form of electronic media. Sit on the porch or in front of a nice fire, but not for the purpose of relaxation. This is not the time to”zone.” It’s focused time during which you should analyze situations, solve problems, write creatively, intuit answers and develop new ideas.
Other people’s ideas may well serve as a catalyst for your own thoughts, but only if you escape the distracting electronic cacophony long enough to think a little as explained on https://thriveglobal.com/stories/a-discussion-about-inventhelp-and-helping-people-achieve-their-goals/.