Sometimes we are so busy looking at other people’s ideas that it can overwhelm or intimidate our own voice. It can seem like everything out there is mass-produced, over-shared, and over-manufactured, making it harder to recognize our own originality. Next time you are looking at ideas on Pinterest, Instagram, or blogs ask yourself the following questions:
- Have I seen this idea before?
- Does it inspire me to have my own ideas?
- What would I do differently with this idea?
If your brain is cramping, check out the book Steal Like An Artist. It has great insights about how to build upon other ideas, and also, about how not to!