We all have ideas. Some change the world. Some are fleeting. Some shouldn't have been dreamt up in the first place. They're out there, though. But what do we do with all of these ideas? Unfortunately, many of the greatest ideas get lost in the ether as we forget them, don't act upon them because we don't think they're good enough, don't share them with others for fear that they'll steal and profit from them or just simply have others shoot them down – it could even be a combination of these things. I find that these things happen far too often in some of the circles I'm in, but I can be especially good at not listening to people at times :). One of the tenets of the 2K11 24/7 will be to act on the ideas that would otherwise be left to die. Ideas for apps. Ideas for websites. Tools. Comics. Parties. Events. Just things that can be done to improve the quality of life for people in general. It's impossible to know where to start, but I'm going to try hard to keep innovation at the helm, and hopefully myself and others can come out of 2011 with some disgustingly awesome content!
To totally contradict one of my goals of owning less stuff, I decided to get a Moleskine daily planner to help plan these blog posts better with the ideas that come to me in the course of a day. In my defense, I messed up the timing for when I was supposed to meet Sarah for dinner and got in the Yonge/St. Clair area 45 minutes area. Not knowing that pretty much everything seemed to close at 6 pm (it was 6:15), I wandered until I found somewhere to wander for a half hour. I was hoping for a library and instead found a Book City. With Moleskine 2011 planners at half price. Half price. Moleskine. That's like just baiting me. Horrible. Anyway, I hope it will better guide these random thought processes of mine.
So back to the point – if you have ideas out there, please act on them. If you don't feel they're good enough, feel free to run them by me! You never know how much better an idea might get when you collaborate with someone else – maybe they'll see something you didn't. Maybe they'll trigger something in your mind that you didn't know was there. But don't just let your ideas die!
I know Kevin
has one out there – I'm keeping my eye on you, bro – don't let me down!
So what is the 2K11 24/7? So far I know it's about:
- Cleaning up one's act
- Chasing one's dreams
- Improving one's ability to impact the world around them
- Building connections and community
But what does it all mean?
I guess only time, and a LOT of elbow grease, will help me to figure that out!
Until next time,