Ideas just die if not translated into actions!!! I learnt this only after 30 years of my existence!
One of these days I was combating the slumber attack after a nice lunch, of course while at work.
These attacks are pretty common and obvious when one is at work, and mostly they happen either when one is in meetings, conference calls or post lunch hours.
Well mine happened during the post-lunch hours. I spoke (hushed) to my peers to get enlightened with this bright idea of tackling them. Well, at times you just don’t want to confront certain attacks, rather get along with them.
So, my dear idea-man offered me his free advice – one of the best ideas, I say. The idea was to sneak out of the office, head straight into the cellar parking, get into your car and take a nap (well, you can call it a power nap).
I have dozed off many a times behind the wheel (both, when the wheels were stationary and also when in motion – some risky stunts) but never during office hours.
That idea-day, I was so thrilled that there was no more slumber attack, it had already receded.
The following day, after lunch, back at my desk, when I sensed the attack, I decided to give a shot at what we had conspired the previous day. I borrowed the friend’s car- keys (of course I didn’t need the car, so borrowed only the car-key). Reached the cellar, got into the car and pushed the seat back and helped the attackers take control.
I had planned for a good 1 hour, but some people just wait for your most pleasurable moments to happen so they can disturb you in ways you wouldn’t have even imagined. I get a call from a friend from the US asking for some silly information, then one stupid insurance telemarketer, and then my own wake-up alarm. Well, even with these kabaab mein haddis, I managed to get a good 30-45 mins of it, the power nap J
Now I completely agree that ideas definitely need implementation. They – idea-generation & idea-execution – are just complementary, one for the other!