My husband tells me that he can answer almost anything i say with “that’s a great idea!”.
I had a real giggle, but then i started thinking about what he’d said. Do i really tell him that many ideas I’ve had? And I realised I do.
Then i realised there was a lesson in our silly exchange.
Ideas are important.
Even though 90% of the ideas and grand plans i have never go anywhere I think the process of constantly brainstorming and constantly trying to come up with something new is the important part. It flexes the creativity muscle. It fosters an environment of innovation.
You can’t succeed if you never try at anything, and don’t let yourself dream big dreams.
Not many people know this, but I sketched out collections for myself every season for literally years before starting my line. Years of dreaming. Sketch books full of ideas, full of clothing, that never got made. It would be easy to think of all those ideas as waste, but I beg to differ. I think that practice was worth it. I think sometimes you have to push yourself through trial and error before you hit the right idea.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, to the dreamers, don’t stop. Your ideas are important. Even if you don’t do them all, can’t do them all, fail a few times… just don’t stop.