Updated: Aug 15, 2021
Have you ever lost the nugget of an idea? It’s on the tip of your tongue and simply vanishes like the last morsel of a cookie that tastes more like wallboard than chocolate? You smack your lips to try to find the thought again as if your mouth can recall what your mind can’t?
Rather than clicking your tongue to your teeth, consider it a fresh start. The idea, while it might have been relevant three or even two seconds ago, it is no longer part of your journey. It is a reframe, another recipe, a new flavor.
Ideas are abstract and much like baking, they become sweeter or bitter with context. This is why lost nuggets are nothing to sweat over. Simply pull out your spice drawer and add some savory-ness to your day. Who knows, it might just be the idea you were looking for.
Alison Nissen is an award-winning author, blogger, podcaster, and the executive director of Branded Interviews, a platform that helps authors, coaches, and entrepreneurs perfect their business pitch and online presence. She, along with her sister Marcy Stoudt, is the co-founder Revel Coach, a career growth platform to encourage individuals to put dreams into action. Follow her Tales from the Laundry Room @alisonnissen.com.