International Ideas Month, which takes place in March every year, encourages people to recognize the potential of their ideas. The idea of well, an idea, seems simple, and most fade before they even take off, but change and innovation all begin with something simple. Some of the most impressive inventions of the modern world started with an idea. Gadgets and devices, such as smartphones, are complex and did not spring up overnight.
History of International Ideas Month
How often do you have a great idea? While you do your laundry or other daily chores? Did it enter your mind when you first woke up, then later you couldn’t remember what it was? Do you have to think hard to kick-start an idea so you leave it halfway through, assuming it isn’t worth the effort?
Each one of us is capable of generating unique ideas. We probably don’t even realize it but have already thought up a few brilliant concepts with great potential. Unfortunately, most of us dismiss these as passing thoughts and nothing more. Think about it — out of the millions of ideas an individual gets, countless could improve lives and result in something extraordinary. It doesn’t help either that the hustle and bustle of daily life consumes us and prevents us from working on our ideas. And while determination and consistency can make the unthinkable happen, many people just let their ideas slip away while they remain confined to their routines.
This International Ideas Month, it’s time to make big things happen from small ideas. Don’t worry much about the execution — pen down your ideas, brainstorm them, and throw them around with your friends to make them happen. There is an entire month to gather the best of our ideas and perfect them. Make sure you always have a notebook handy to jot down your thoughts on the go and scribble down your genius ideas.
International Ideas Month timeline
Greek mathematician Thales is the first thinker to propose a single universal principle of the material universe, namely water as the essence of matter.
Famous Chinese philosopher Confucius is born to a poor family in the Chinese state of Lu.
Sophocles is a playwright known for his innovative, dramatic works that contribute to the tragedy genre.
Plato, one of the greatest thinkers and philosophers of our time, contributes to the theory of the underlying matter of the physical being.
International Ideas Month FAQs
What is an example of an idea?
An idea is any thought that can materialize into a plan, opinion, or change the way something is being done. For example, the reader of this holiday gets an idea to think up their own unique idea.
How do you get an idea?
The best way to get ideas is to look at the things around you. Everything that we consume, that is part of our routine, and that shapes our perspectives can generate ideas.
How do you brainstorm an idea?
Brainstorming an idea requires the right time, the right thought process, and the right state of mind. Don’t rush it, discuss different takes on an idea with your peers and circle. There is no best way to brainstorm, but this should help set an environment conducive to thinking.
International Ideas Month Activities
Think of an idea
Free your mind from distractions and think up an idea. You’ll know where to go from there.
Execute an idea
Now that you have your great idea, it’s time to execute it. Make it happen.
Learn about how small ideas became big
Take inspiration from some of the greatest thinkers of our time and how they create and work on their ideas. Research and explore ideas on subjects that interest you online.
5 Things About Creativity That You Didn’t Know
Sleep is beneficial
A creative mind is well-rested, enhancing problem-solving skills.
Conformity kills creativity
Your angsty teenage self was right.
Creative people live longer
Broadened minds with open perspectives have a happier take on life, resulting in less stress and longer lives.
Creative people are more likely to be dishonest
It is thought that creative people are more likely to be inventive when it comes to finding loopholes in situations or being unique with their solutions, even if it requires crossing boundaries.
Nocturnal people are more creative
Research shows that people who are active at night tend to have better thinking strategies than morning people.
Why We Love International Ideas Month
Everybody has an idea
We love ideas, we love creativity, and we love how everyone is capable of having an idea that is uniquely theirs. Everyone has the potential to come up with great ideas.
It inspires creativity
International Ideas Month encourages everyone to tune in to their creative side and think out of the box. This is especially helpful for shy individuals — it gives them the opportunity to believe in the brilliance of their ideas and helps them make these ideas materialize.
It puts ideas into action
International Ideas Month inspires everyone to take the leap of faith and work on their ideas. If not now, when?
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