The meaning behind the phrase “every dog has its day” is intended to imply that every person regardless of their status has a period of power and influence. I think the same concept can be applied to the ideas we generate. Not all of your ideas might be applicable or realistic right now, but someday your idea will have power and influence — every idea has its day.
Your doggone idea will have its day!
If ideas can be like dogs in the aspect of each are entitled to their day — I started wondering in what other ways ideas might be like dogs.
Just as a dog enjoys running, chasing its tail, and bounding around the backyard, some ideas require a little extra play to bring out their potential and personality. Scratch the belly of your idea and talk baby-talk to it just like you do to a puppy and perhaps you’ll coax out the most appealing aspects and benefits of your concept.
Grumpy and Growling
Some dogs bristle at the approach of strangers. I used to have a dog that barked at mailboxes like they were a life threatening situation (maybe they were — a mailbox never harmed our family the entire time we had our dog). Your idea isn’t going to appeal to everyone either. Some people will hate your idea because it is in conflict with their own theories, or it might require resources they are hoarding for themselves, or simply because YOU came up with it (and not them). It may be best to back away from that situation and until they stop baring their teeth and bristling their fur.
What dog doesn’t like to go for a walk? I had a dog who not only knew the word “walk” when it was spoken — she learned when we were s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g it and would go nuts jumping around the house to the point we couldn’t even get the leash connected to her collar. Dogs love feeling being outdoors and enjoy the breeze blowing over them and sniffing out all the scents surrounding their environment. They walk for blocks wearing that dopey grin with a lolling tongue hanging out of their mouth. They are happy to meet every human they encounter with a wagging tail and a slurping tongue, touching noses (and sniffing butts) of every other creature they encounter.
Your creativity enjoys going for walks as well
Good ideas will inevitably become better after being inspired by a brisk walk, a summer breeze, and the scents of the trees and flowers surrounding you — and perhaps even an encounter with a neighbor’s dog who also happens to be out for a stroll.