It doesn’t even need sunlight to for it to happen! It disappears just like how a drop of water disappears when it falls on a hot plate. Many times I wonder if there is an inherent connection between the rate at which ideas appear and disappear.
The truth about losing ideas has been reiterated too many times by artists, researchers, entrepreneurs and by everyone for whom ideas formed value. In today’s knowledge driven economy ideas are almost the new form of currency. Just because ideas have become valuable has not changed its inherent property. They still appear and disappear in our minds at a fast pace. Those who have managed to learn the skill of capturing these ideas before they disappear are the ones who have the potential to become successful.
In a recent panel discussion that I moderated I heard this thought of learning to capture ideas being shared as a tip by a young and successful entrepreneur. He reiterated the importance of learning this skill while sharing couple of instances from his own success story and how he learned it the hard way.
After so many reminders, let us not wait to miss good ideas to learn this skill!