I listen to podcasts and watch videos and take courses and read books/blogs/articles to increase my vocabulary and evolve faster.
By “vocabulary” I don’t mean to learn bigger and better words (though that’s also a benefit), I mean vocabulary in a creative sense. I consume media in order to help me find words to explain and to name the concepts and ideas on which I am working, and to aid in evolving those ideas more quickly in order to bring them into reality.
Enhance your vocabulary of creative ideas and innovative concepts
I may have been bouncing around an idea inside my brain for a few days or a couple of weeks, but an interview with a bright thinker that brings a different sets of skills and a different perspective from a completely unrelated field can help fast-forward my own thinking by years simply by listening or reading about the projects and experiences they are sharing with the world.
It sort of like playing a board game and drawing a card that lets you skip ahead two spaces.
You’ve been rolling the dice and getting ones. You’re advancing, but oh-so-slowly. Getting to jump forward a few spaces or winning an extra roll can make all the difference in winning the game.
Roll the dice and listen to a random new podcast today, or spin the wheel on a Google search by pressing the “I’m feeling lucky” button and land on a wild-card article or blog post.
That next idea you read about might make you a winner.