The worst time to try to come up with an idea is when you want to come up with one.
This blog is the perfect example. There are three times when I feel like I can ideate topics for posts.
- In conversation with others – The problem here is depending on the length of the conversation I might forget later the exact point that I found interesting.
- In the morning – Recently upon waking I’ve just been dumping out ideas onto paper without filter. I think this might be the most effective way.
- Walking – I pretty much always have something come to me while I go for a stroll.
The point is that none of the ideas here are truly my own. They come to me from other interactions or just simply out of thin air.