“If you have an apple and I have an apple
and we exchange these apples, then you and I
will still each have one apple.
But, if you have an idea, and I have an idea,
and we exchange these ideas,
then each of us have two ideas.”
— George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw’s quote above is most timely and excellent. We live in a world that is rapidly expanding and with venues such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media, it is not just expanding, but skyrocketing.
There was a time in the not so far away past (a few nanoseconds ago. . .) when we thought that ideas unshared was our power. It is amazing how that holding on philosophy has changed, and I say, thank goodness! Two ideas are so much better than one and better than this is that the combination of those two ideas shared can have significant offspring–sometimes, immediate offspring. It is often that offspring thought from the mixture of other thoughts that brings about the best result.
In business and in our personal lives, we will find that when ideas are shared, more and better thoughts can lead to dramatic improvements. There are so many products that were originally designed to do one thing and would have failed miserably at that, though when combined with offspring thought, turned that lame product into an “overnight success.” Silly Putty, Playdough, Facebook, personal computers, cell phones and the list goes on and on and on of things that really had potential after other thought changed the original concepts.
Sharing ideas and learning to express them is highly beneficial as well. “Bouncing ideas of others” is an excellent strategy. You just never know when something will be the key idea to make it all work.
Of course, it isn’t only ideas, but other ways of sharing can have similar results. I have become so open to sharing in recent years and it has made a huge difference in my life as a result.
Share Your Thoughts And Ideas To Gain Even More.
Spread Some Joy Today–Find someone to share your ideas, dreams and schemes with and expand those into something even more exciting.