Write It Down: Whether the idea comes to you in a flash of inspiration, a dream or just a gradual understanding, it’s important not to lose it. We are often so busy that even great ideas can be lost in the everyday flow of life as quickly as they came.
No Time Like the Present: Perhaps you’ve had the experience of thinking of an idea for something that you later saw in a magazine or online. It can come as a shock. Why was it not you who made the thing happen? The reality is that inventions tend to be timely. By this I mean that if the idea is worthwhile, it’s likely that it meets a need or would be attractive to people at this moment in time. So the odds are that its value will eventually be recognized, possibly by several people. In fact, simultaneous invention is not unusual. So, if you have a flash of inspiration, it’s best to act on it as soon possible. Otherwise someone else may beat you to it.