It’s a cliche that people get their best ideas in the shower, but that’s probably because it’s so true. You’re relaxed. Your mind isn’t actively focused on problem solving — it’s just wandering. You’re surrounded by white noise. You’re (probably) alone. When else does that happen?
I’ve been thinking of starting a series on how and when people get their best ideas. As we saw last week, the idea file clearly isn’t working for me, but that helps some people. Others get their ideas while running, or while driving. Usually, the process goes like this:
1. You gather information and mull over the problem for a while.
2. You step away from the problem and do something else.
3. Eureka! A tiny connection is forged and the heavens open.
How about you?