Trust that crazy idea.

by Nicole Branigan on March 21, 2012 · 2 comments

Every entrepreneur says it. Every start up believes it as their mantra. Trusting your crazy ideas can be the difference between being ingenious, and just being in debt. Still, it warrants repeating. Trusting yourself and believing in your ideas is key to stepping away from the herd. What’s more, having the courage to stand behind your ideas can add confidence and gumption to the recipe – two key ingredients that can take your crazy ideas to the next level.

Case in point: this music video from Of Monsters and Men. In their visual accompaniment to “Little Talks,” this Icelandic folk band creates something truly mesmerizing. It’s weird, fantastical, and overall lovely. The video was created by a company called WeWereMonkeys, and my Googles tell me they have also worked with Coheed and Cambria and Land of Talks. Watch the video and feel creativity ignite:

There. Did it work? Are wonderful ideas never thought of by anyone sprouting out your ear holes? Alright, maybe not, but that’s okay. The point here isn’t to generate ideas – those will come on their own. Instead, recognize them when they do come, and stand behind them to help them grow. The geniuses that created this video trusted their ideas, and didn’t worry about who would love it or who wouldn’t get it. The result is something completely daring, gorgeous, and original.

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Jen March 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Likethis…very appropriate in my life right now.

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Nicole Branigan March 26, 2012 at 12:14 am

Yea, this is a recurring theme in mind 🙂

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