RDF Book Club—What Do You Do With An Idea?
We all have ideas – ideas for a new product, ideas to improve a process, or maybe ideas to use an existing idea for a new purpose. As I think about it, some of the happiest people I know, those who seem to get the most enjoyment out of life, are those who have taken their idea to the next step – they’ve acted on their ideas. So why don’t more of us do that same thing? Why don’t more of us follow through with our ideas?
Perhaps, it is because having the perfect ‘incubator’ in place – the right combination of idea, timing, ability and desire – is rare. More likely though, it is because we think we need to have the perfect ‘incubator’ in place before we try… and so we never try. And if we never try, we miss out on the chance to make the world a better place.
I was recently given this book, and I think it has a great message for kids and adults alike. I think it may be my new go-to gift for people I care about. It’s What do you do with an Idea by Kobi Yamata. Here is the book teaser:
“What do you do with an idea? Especially an idea that’s different, or daring, or just a little wild? Do you hide it? Walk away from it? This is a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It’s a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s just getting started”
So, read this book, act on your ideas, and just maybe we’ll change the world for the better.