Ideas - so often we think they come from nothing. We treat them as if they come out of thin air. Sometimes it seems like that. Those moments are precious. Far more often, however, we have to work for our ideas, or at least work for the space that allows them to come.
Cheryl Lawrie's words on this struck me the other week:
"I remember how to have ideas now. It’s 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. You have to do the hard work of being interested in the world; of being in different places, of delving into really complex areas of life, of being interested in other people’s wisdom and experience and way of interacting with their world, of not being an expert. And then the ideas just come."