The only dangerous thought is a lone one (tweet this)
Do you ever just sit and allow your mind to wander without prejudice to the value of your thoughts? You would be quite amazed at what you are capable of concocting if you give yourself room to breathe.
I have personally enjoyed the benefits of this many times — most recently on my vacation to Colorado. I have come back fully recharged and raring to go, but even more importantly, I have a huge number of exciting new ideas for my business. You will see these ideas come to fruition in the coming weeks and months. The success of those ideas will be almost entirely down to my willingness to switch off from my business and take a far broader viewpoint.
The fact is that there is no shortcut to brilliant business ideas but the process of creating ideas is very simple. Just switch off from your daily worries, responsibilities and anxieties and allow your brain to work its magic.
With the above in mind, here’s what I want you to do. Instead of spending five minutes reading what would typically be a far longer post here on Leaving Work Behind, I want you to spend five minutes thinking indiscriminately about your business and/or efforts in leaving work behind. Write down those thoughts.
If five minutes passes and you want to carry on, please do so. Don’t worry about what you are thinking of or of its value — just get those thoughts down. Then let me know what you come up with in the comments section below. You might surprise yourself.