“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
– Thomas Edison, inventor
Image from Flickr by Marion Doss.
Whenever I think of the term “invention”, “innovation” or “imagination”, Thomas Edison comes to mind. During his life, over 1,000 patents were attributed to him.
But what about us? I personally do not hold a single patent. On the other hand, if there is validity to his quote and we can martial our imaginations as he suggests, perhaps there is hope for all of us to be future inventors.
Consider using a word such as “resources”, “assets” or even “belongings” in place of the word “junk”.
How could you apply, combine, blend or piece together these items with a healthy helping of imagination to bring something new and valuable into your world?