Let Ideas Sprout Like Wild Fire: They Want To Grow!

flower and butterfly by jonicdao

flower and butterfly by jonicdao

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

If you adhere to the tale of the tortoise and the hare (Aesop’s Fables), then the adage learned is “slow and steady wins the race.”  Yes, it is true, diligence and determined effort at a pace which allows for stamina is not a bad way to go.  But, I have to speak up for the side of going a little faster than what is your comfort zone when it comes to the imagination and the creative thought process.

Too much time can often lead to too much thought, just enough in fact to give fear the time to shut down a wild hair brained idea.  Reason and logical thought definitely have a place in the process when you’re deciding on new processes or implementations for your team.  But, the most innovative ideas often require action—not a careful write up that is going to end up  on a shelf gathering dust.

Have you ever had an idea, flash of inspiration, which dimmed only because you were afraid to let it grow at the speed of light?  Next time you have a brainstorm, take off the brakes and go for it.  Capture your inspired moments by not letting them get lost in the logic!

Have you ever had a dream/goal come to be a reality by letting go of control, like Andretti mentioned, and venturing into the unknown?  I’d love to hear about it.

Thanks for reading…hoping your week ahead is full of wildfire inspiration!  Please sign up for my weekly notice about the topic of discussion this week!



p.s. I always am interested in what you think about these discussions. Please post your thoughts on the blog…your constructive criticism and support is appreciated!

Dr. Lynn K. Jones
, Certified Personal and Executive Coach
Your Mojo Maven


  1. Calla Gold on May 5, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Very true! Slow and steady may win the race, but sometimes the hare’s approach allows for so much more to happen. Over thinking can kill some of our best ideas.

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