Have you ever had an idea, which was just once a mere thought. Almost like dust. Something that comes across your mind and you don’t give it too much thought. Or it encompasses you and you can’t stop thinking about it.
And now you look back and can remember how it ever began and when you were just dreaming of it and how fast the idea took off to become a reality.
On my morning run I heard You Make Beautiful Things by Gungor. The one phrase that kept sticking out was
“You make beautiful things
you make beautiful things out of dust.
You make beautiful things
you make beautiful things out of us.”
Today I look back and take a moment to reflect (something I don’t do enough of) and think about the accomplishments of the ideas and things that were made from just that – mere ideas. A dusting of dreams and reality. Misplaced thoughts and conversations of hope.
What I am thankful for is the opportunity to execute and the opportunity to correct. My ideas are not perfect the first time around. Or the second. Or maybe the third. But with feedback, context and understanding of the needs that this beautiful thing has become a reality and improves every time its executed.
Two ideas that were merely just “dust” that I was reflecting on – one for work (Yammer Certification Programs) and one for my personal life (REMIX). These were ideas not really that long ago and now they are programs, with many people involved from the front end to the backstage and so many details in between. I think about the people that have helped to make these ideas a reality and a success.
And if your ideas feel stale and need a breath of new life – take a moment to reflect about how far you have actually come. Look deep into the needs that you are trying to fill. Think inside and outside the box. Color outside the lines. You might be surprised by how you can orchestrate and adjust the idea to become an even better reality.
When was the last time you reflected on the ideas that you once had that are now your reality? What ideas are just merely dusting your mind that need to become more of a reality? I’d love to know if you have had beautiful things made from just a dusting of an idea.