Dr Napoleon Hill in his book “Think & Grow Rich” has this to say: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive & believe, it can achieve”. Ideas essentially begin in our mind, and conception must follow by belief before materialism. It’s popularly thought that idea arises in a reflexive, spontaneous manner, even without thinking or serious reflection. A new or original idea can often lead to innovation. All inventions started off as ideas – ideas are the mothers of inventions.
Idea is simply defined as a mental impression, a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action.
Here below is a little poem I wrote onTuesday, 3 July 1990 on “Ideas”:
Ideas are the greatest commodities in the world
When they come you are never told
Don’t be surprised by their appearance
Jotting them down will be a rich experience.
Their appearance don’t come by rhyme
Thoughts & ideas emerging all the time
Taking a shower or asleep ‘neath a sheet
Reading a book or watching your footy team beat.
Ideas are opportunities knocking on the door
Be aware and you’ll never her poor
Ideas gained and ideas tilled
Committing them to action means you’ll be fulfilled.
Ideas are rich and poor
Depending on how you stir
Begin now with your pen
Carrying them through will make you grand.
Ideas are not easily accepted by one and all. Ideas can be both stimulating and frustrating. It’s gratifying to say that only smart people possess ideas. You’ll find that the “idea man” is the key personnel or asset in any organisation.