One of my dog’s favorite pass times is to wait by the window and watch the movements in the neighborhood. She will bark at the rabbit that hops about and alerts us to the UPS man who puts his foot on our door step.
In many respects I am like my dog because I entertain myself by watching and waiting for an idea to appear at my front door. At those times I am waiting for that special moment where all the puzzle pieces go together.
It is after five minutes I give up and go back to smashing my head against the keyboard. But when I get distracted by going to the coffee shop, biking with my kids, or puttering in the garden an idea will appear without hesitation.
I find it is when I’m looking out the window that I feel lost. I am waiting for something but can’t put my finger on it. It is at those moments I am just like my dog waiting for something to happen instead of taking action to make it happen.
Does an idea just magically appear at your doorstep? Or do you take action to make it happen?