Why You Don’t Need To Make Something New To Succeed

Let’s get straight to the point: to be successful, you don’t always have to come up with a completely new idea. Yes, that’s correct. Many people think of innovation as the invention of something new out of thin air, when there are so many opportunities to improve and redesign existing solutions. So, before you dive into trying to create the next big thing, let’s talk about this a bit.

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Think about a good sandwich for a moment. Making a great one doesn’t mean you need to invent new bread or a never-before-seen sauce. It’s about using what’s already there in a tasty way. The same goes for success. Often, it’s about taking ideas or tools that already exist and using them in new ways. This approach saves time and uses the strength of ideas that are already proven to work. The key is to work smarter, not harder.

Using What Works

It might feel like cheating to use someone else’s work, but if something is already done well, why make it again? It’s not about being lazy; it’s about building on what exists. Even many famous inventors got their ideas from what was already there, just adding their own touch. Now you obviously need to steer well clear of stealing other people’s intellectual property, but you can surely build on some foundations of things that already exist. 

Mixing In The Right Features

When you think about something like setting up an online shop. The thought of it could be super overwhelming. But, integrating something like an online payment API smoothly can make a huge difference. It improves how users interact with your site and connects you to more payment options without the huge task of making a new payment system. It’s like using a thread that’s already made to sew something great. 

Small Changes, Big Impact

Often, just a small change to an existing idea can make a big difference. Think about how smartphones evolved from music players. The basic technology was there; it just needed someone to see it in a new way. That’s the power of tweaking something a bit – it can turn something normal into something amazing. Challenge yourself to think about things you use every day, and how they can be improved. You’d be surprised at how many improvements you can identify within 20 minutes. The key is actually challenging yourself. 

The Art Of Remixing

In a world that loves “new,” it’s sometimes hard to see the value in reusing old ideas. But remixing is a creative skill. It means you see the potential in something, understand its original use, and then think of a new way to use it. Whether it’s making a new hit song from an old tune or adapting a business model for a new audience, true innovation isn’t always about making something from scratch but about rearranging what we already have.

So, before you try to invent something completely new, remember that success can also come from creatively using what already exists. If the wheel is already rolling well, maybe it just needs a little push in a new direction to go somewhere exciting.

A Strong Financial Future Requires Logic And Creativity

Quite often you can split humans into two camps, the logical thinker, and the creative thinker. These two sets of people go about their lives and decisions in very different ways. You will usually see the logical thinker enjoying a well-rounded life. With all their financial affairs in order and a stable, if not a little safe, future ahead. Whereas the creative thinker is someone who always seems to be on a rollercoaster, either riding high or low. It is more usual to see a creative thinker at the head of a large business, although they will have learned a lot of logic on the way.

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Logical thinkers and creative thinkers are often in turmoil with one another, if you are in a relationship where your partner cannot understand your create reasoning, you could find yourself in between lots of arguments. If you are creative, you may believe that you are an optimist and your logical partner is more a pessimist. However, this isn’t true. Usually, creative people are late, very optimistic and refuse to give up even when failure looks sure. A logical person finds these traits OTT and believes that their optimism is simple denial.

When both these sets of thinker come together, though, that is when the magic happens.

One of you will be pushing forward, showing the other that failure can lead to successes and should not always be avoided, the other will be taking on the safety net tasks and highlighting any possible issues, monitoring your assets and ensuring your cashflow is working. When logic and creativity combine there are very few things that can stand in their way.

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If you are a single person and lie in one of these camps, then you need to start learning about the other side of things. Being creative is something that comes naturally to others. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn the skill. You simply have to look outside the box a little bit and take yourself out of your comfort zone. Learning to be more logical is also not impossible. It is as simple as asking yourself the question, does the risk outweigh the reward. To think more logically you need to step back inside the box, momentarily!

To have a stable financial future and to build an incredible legacy for your children, you need to get creative and reasoned. Push the boundaries a little, fuelled by your research. Take a systematic risk on investment. If you are creative then why not build yourself a safety egg, make some money out of an investment and put it in your personal savings account.

When we find the balance between logic and creativity that is when all the magic starts to happen, it is where millionaires are made; it is how companies become global, take Apple for a good example, it is how names go down in history. So, look into your world and ask yourself, do you need to push a few more boundaries, or take a couple of steps back?