How often do you pause for thought, even simply for ‘just those few minutes,’ to allow yourself to openly question where you are and what you are attempting to do? We keep relentlessly moving on, like a wandering herd of buffalo, always looking for fresh pasture, those new feeding grounds. It’s not good.
Of course I often get caught up in this restless pursuit of gathering more, when I spend a growing amount of my time researching across innovation. I keep coming across so many things that ‘trigger’ the thinking, pushing me on.
Do you let them go, ignore them, quickly pass over them, or attempt to capture the issue as something well worth investigating further at a later stage, or just get them simply behind you in the here and now.
I think I must be reverting back more into a hunter-gatherer, in my case of of innovation insights; collecting the raw material that I am looking to eventually translate and distribute as this growing knowledge stock. The outcome I trust is moving me slowly towards becoming an innovation curator, hopefully valued by others. Well its a goal.
I also regularly need what I call my ‘walkabout’ moments to chill out and regroup.