How to Generate Winning Ideas

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Life can sometimes feel like a competition. Most people want to come out on top in the day to day rat race of work, life, and personal challenges. Having strong idea generation skills as part of your creative process can fast track you on the journey to success. A winning idea gets results and stands out from the norm. 

What Is A Winning Idea?

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There are limitless possibilities that fit into this category. A winning idea could be a creative solution. A winning idea could be an efficient plan of action. A new product idea or design can also apply. The sky is the limit. 

Innovation 

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A common theme in the topic of winning ideas seems to be the idea of innovation. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, Innovation is defined as: “a new idea, method, or device.” Using innovation as part of your idea creation process is a critical step. The process of creating something new in your work can be the key to the success of a project. 


Techniques For Idea Generation:

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  • Write down an idea list on paper. Sometimes the act of writing out or drawing ideas can inspire great ideas.
  • Brainstorm in groups & collaborate with peers
  • Take a deep dive into the subject that you are seeking new ideas for. Reading new materials and exposing yourself to new ideas can often inspire creativity.


No Pressure

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An important fact to keep in mind when trying to come up with innovative or creative ideas is not to pressure yourself. Don’t expect perfection or stress out if the ideas don’t come. Secondly do not try to create innovative winning ideas when under the pressure of a time deadline. This generally leads to loss of creativity or new ideas simply due to being stressed out by the process. 

Set The Mood For Winning Ideas

The best way to inspire creativity is in a low-stress environment. Keep a positive attitude and mindset about brainstorming and searching for innovation. If the experience is enjoyable you are more likely to be inspired. Creativity flows when the mind is free to innovate and create. 

The more that you get in touch with your idea generation skills and creative abilities the stronger you get at this process. Creativity and generating winning ideas is something that takes practice. Practice makes competence. Jump in and start innovating. Create a winning idea today.

Sources:

1. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innovation

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