Thought of the Day for January 29th - Use a little Original Thinking

Peter B. Giblett By Peter B. Giblett, 28th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This article from a series of inspirational thoughts by Peter B. Giblett encourages you to do some original thinking.

Original Thought

One thing this writer has noticed over the years is that many people define themselves through the quotations of others. There is a time and a place for listening and learning from others but there is also a time to originate something yourself.

One thing about ideas is that once let free they will roam the human conciousness and be available to all who wish to use it, modify it, oppose it, etc. Some ideas achieve instant greatness, others need work; but anyone can create a fresh, new idea. One of the key ways is to look at something that needs improving in your life and focus on finding a better way. The new idea may not come instantly, but it will come if you give yourself the freedom of expressing your thoughts and ideas.

You do not have to look for a guru to lead you; it is your turn to take charge and give inspiration to others. The world is made better by those who stand up and say "I think we should do...". Over the next few days it is your opportunity to do some original thinking and say "I think we should...". The power of your idea will be boosted with additional research when you are presenting it to others.

You will thank yourself later.

Articles on Original Thought/Thinking

The following articles were all authored by Peter B. Giblett.

Please feel free to comment on any of these articles with your thoughts.

Also note that the following articles are available about this subject by other authors:


Inspirational Thought, Inspire, January, January 29, January 29Th, January Twenty Nine, Original Thinking, Original Thought, Thought Of The Day

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
Author of "Is your Business Ready? For the Social Media Revolution"

Social media consultant, with C-Level background.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
29th Jan 2012 (#)

We should all follow a path of original thinking...

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you, Peter. I am interested in "Original Thinking" and will be reading the articles, as mentioned on your page. I appreciate that you have revived my interest in this subject.

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author avatar ittech
29th Jan 2012 (#)

Great write, really enjoyed my read.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
29th Jan 2012 (#)

thank you, a good way to start each day Peter....

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author avatar Jerry Walch
29th Jan 2012 (#)

I agree, Peter, that we shouldn't try to define ourselves by what other people have said or done, no matter how successful that person may have been. No matter how hard we may try, we cannot be that person. The only person that we are capable of being is ourselves. On the other hand, we can use what other people have said and done in the past in our quest to become a better, more successful person as ourselves.
I cannot remember how old I was when I first heard the Thomas Alva Edison quote, "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." That quote stuck with me throughout the years and has had a profound effect on my life. Basically what those words conveyed to me was that I could accomplish anything that I wanted to as long as I was willing to do the work needed to accomplish my objective.
Sir Isaac Newton once said, "If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." That was a very profound statement indeed.

In the end we can only be ourselves but we can accomplish far more with being ourselves if we build on what other have already done with their lives.

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