Today’s quote comes from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. who says “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
Powerful words these, and certainly ones that I can relate to – actually they produced an “inside my head” type video and that I found quite delightful.
I don’t think I would like my mind to shrink back to its original dimensions as it would no doubt squash whatever epiphany I had just had, back out and it would then probably then be lost forever – what a sad thought!
Mostly though, once we have a new idea, it is generally followed by yet another new idea – how cool is that! All you need to do is go with the flow and pretty soon you will be spouting new ideas like they are going out of fashion.
Sadly though, most people, once they have a new idea, take the decision to go no further. So that is as far as they get and yet there is a world of opportunity out there for all of us to share. All we need to do is open our eyes and our minds to the possibilities and they will appear before us.
So let me ask the question – what do you do when you’ve had a new idea?