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Idea to Invention by Patricia Nolan-Brown

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Do You Nourish Your Dreams? Feed ’Em!

We grow great by dreams.

—WOODROW WILSON

The truth is that if you don't nourish your dreams and ideas, they'll die. Just as living things need to be fed, dreams and ideas need metaphorical food and water. Here's a poignant story from my own childhood to illustrate the point. I had a pet turtle that I kept in a cool plastic container with a little palm tree. Being young and stupid, I forgot to feed it—and was horrified to find the poor thing dead a few days later. Even after several decades, I still feel terrible. I learned the hard way that you have to take care of the things that are entrusted to you—and ...

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