Ever Get Caught Up In Originality?Nov 26, 2019
Do you ever feel like you can’t put your stuff out there because it’s not 100% your idea?
With all the content that’s out there, it’s easy to see why getting hung up on being 100% original all the time can freeze us in the moment.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur or not, we are all constantly learning.
Pulling a bit of information from here.
Taking a little tidbit of knowledge from over here.
Putting a slight spin on a process we learned somewhere else.
At the end of it all, you end up with something that works for you in a way that the “original” idea may not have or didn’t at all.
And that’s great!
I realized that I’m a great “synthesizer” or something that is able to take a bunch of different things and make them my own. I’m great at taking tons of different ideas, stripping them down, and simplifying them in a way that makes them new or effective for the challenge that I'm faced with.
Still, I have moments where I get self-conscious about this thinking:
“Other people have had ideas like this.”
“Other people have made programs for this kind of thing. Why should I share what I learned?”
“There are other perspectives already out there.”
You can hear more about my struggle with this here:
I’ve been thinking about how many people have been inspired by others.
How many of our ideas are the culmination of all of our experiences and advice that we’ve been given?
A lot of them, probably!
Getting caught up in this kind of mindset is shooting yourself in the foot.
I’m not encouraging you to steal content or ideas from others.
I’m encouraging you to show what you’ve learned, how you’ve adapted it, and how you apply it!
People want access to the knowledge that people with YOUR experiences have.
They want to hear from someone relatable.
Who are you to keep yourself and them from learning as much as they can?
Share this video with anyone who gets caught up in this idea that we have to be 100% original.
Want to hear some of my ideas? Then be sure to listen to catch-up on my podcast, The Idea Space. You're sure to find all kinds of tidbits that you can synthesize together!