Go with your own ideas

That is to say, I used to get really excited about ideas from famous designers and thinkers. I’d latch on those ideas, repeat those ideas, and make them a part of my developing worldview. And then, at some point in the last few years, I stopped doing that. Instead, nowadays, the ideas I get really excited about are my own. The ones that hit me out of nowhere. The ones that give me something to work on for months. The ones that make me smirk, plot, and scheme. Of course, they’ve come from somewhere, and are most likely extensions of the foundation I previously built by reading more than I was doing in my early 20s. Now, I’m doing more than I’m reading, and the ideas I go with are the ones tied to my inner being. It’s hard to say where they originated, but when they appear, they’re ready to go.