'If At First The Idea Is Not Absurd, Then There Is No Hope For It'

Creative thinking is not synonymous with safe thinking, yet we forget to take risks when trying to come up with truly great ideas. This is something that Albert Einstein, the originator of this quote, is famous for understanding. If you neglect to entertain absurdity, you're ruling out many potentially great ideas. Consider everything weird.

Photo by jumpingsack (Shutterstock).

My litmus test has always been to accept the strange ideas when I'm afraid to share them. An absurd idea is often just that, but being afraid to share it means I actually think it's good and I'm worried about how others will judge it. That's how I know I have something worth pursuing.

Absurd Ideas [Swissmiss]


    There are no stupid questions, only stupid people asking questions.
    The only thing we have to fear is scary things.
    Quitters never win, and winners never quit, but if you never win and you never quit, you're an idiot.
    You never really know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes, by then, you're a mile away, and you have their shoes, and you both have tinea.
    Have you seen Steve Wonder's new piano? Neither has he.
    Can I haz cheeseburger?
    OMFG - BRB

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now