Friday, 12 July 2013

Transform mediocre ideas

Schubert was a great songwriter, so great that he could create a great song based upon mediocre or even bad poetry. He was able to see and exploit the smallest sparks of inspiration: to look beyond the cliché ridden phrases and see how they could be made to flower in music. A good example is Schubert’s song ‘An Die Musik', in which Schubert transforms sentimental ‘candyfloss’ verse into a heartfelt and memorable expression of his love of music.

Many new and creative ideas begin life as seemingly mediocre ones. Just like new-born children they seem capable of nothing except taking up time and resources. But given time, care and attention they can develop into worthwhile contributions that add freshness, innovation and occasionally even joy to the way we approach our problems and challenges.

The next time you are confronted with a new idea that is seemingly mediocre look beyond its half-formed, perhaps even half-baked appearance for that small spark of intriguing inspiration to which you can give some time, care and attention. You may then find that it blossoms into a fully formed, innovative and useful addition to your thinking and/or approaches to problem solving.
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