3 WAYS TO BE ORIGINAL
We all would like to think that we are original, and though this may hold some truth in the fact that each one of us are unique, being original has proven to be harder than some may have thought. Here are 3 keys to help you become original!
1: Start Procrastinating!?
Now don’t think to be original you need to wait till the last 5 minutes of a due date to complete an assignment or task, because that is not what I am saying. However, studies have found that people who procrastinate tend to be more creative than those who get something done the very minute it is assigned. there is a sweet spot between pre-crastinating and waiting till the latest possible moment. Studies have shown that moderate procrastinators tend to have more original and innovative thoughts and ideas. By looking at a task then setting it down for a little bit of time allows for that problem to sit in your mind, allowing you to think about the best possible solutions, but you can not wait too long because extreme procrastinators have been shown to be just as unoriginal as people who get things done the second it is assigned.
2: Get the Bad Ideas Out of the Way
I for sure know I wish the first idea that popped in my head was the 1 million dollar idea, but that is simply just not how it works, at least in most cases. (If you have the million dollar idea, I want in!) Having ideas that you may think are dumb or stupid is all a part of the final master plan. Even if you think “This is the worst idea possible” say that idea out loud or to someone and it very well may spark another idea that you can keep tweaking until you get the formula for the perfect “million dollar idea”. Many people who fit into the “original” category have gone through hundreds some even thousands of bad ideas until they find the perfect formula for the best idea possible.
3: SCARED? NO! YES? SORTA!
Now I know what you may be thinking, if you aren't confident and scared about a product you are trying to create or worried about an idea that you have may fail, then its probably not a good thing to release or act on. But this simply is not true. There is this concept of idea doubt, which is actually a good kind of doubt. Idea doubt forces us to get out and test, tweak, and reinvent ideas products or whatever it may be that we are working on, and by doing these tests, and little changes it allows us to find flaws or weak spots in our ideas to where we can then fix and improve on.