How to come up with good ideas

Yann Girard

I have no clue about how to come up with good ideas.

I just know how to come up with bad ideas.

When you’re trying too hard.

When you’re waiting for inspiration.

When you didn’t sleep enough.

When you’re desperate for good ideas.

When you do any of this, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll come up with bad ideas.

So how do you come up with good ideas?

I really don’t know. It just happens.

But it never happens when you want it to happen.

Just like you can’t force a girl to kiss you.

You can’t follow a manual. There’s no blueprint.

All you can do is to be patient, to be yourself and hope that maybe one day she’ll see what you see in her.

That maybe one day you’ll come up with a good idea…

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