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Idea to Invention by Patricia Nolan-Brown

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Think It (Step One)

  It All Starts in Your Head

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

—PLUTARCH

Here's an inspiring thought: any manufactured product that now exists was once a mere gleam in someone's imagination. Before it could be a real thing, somebody had to come up with the idea. When you come to think about it, that's pretty empowering, because if they could do it, so can you. Where do ideas come from, anyway? Do they float around in the ether waiting for us to open our minds so they can zoom in like homing pigeons? What if we get tired of sitting around waiting for the brilliant idea to descend? How can we be ...

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