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Generating Ideas

It is easier to generate ideas when you are not directly trying to. You need to have the goal in the back of your mind, but be slightly distracted (like trying to fly).

When my Beeminder goal is in the red and I need 3 ideas, it is hard. When it is in the yellow, they seem to flow more easily.

On the other hand, if I have no goal and am not even trying, I simply generate 0 ideas.

Brainstorming: come up with 100 ideas and throw away the bad ones, will usually give better results than trying to think up one good idea. Let yourself relax and come up with stupid, backward, insane ideas until you get something that clicks (then continue, don't stop!)

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