How to Become an Inventor in Your Workplace

This list contains steps and lessons on how to move beyond the mediocrity we often dwell under at work, how to combat negativity and how to turn your ideas into reality. Dare to dream a dream, and if it fails, go out and dream a different dream.

  • Have a vision.
  • Do your front-end homework.
  • Make the most of existing best practices; capitalize on the knowledge that is already there.
  • If the facts tell you to go against what has always been done, have the courage to do it.
  • Divide big challenges into smaller challenges and take them on one at a time.
  • Experiment, experiment, experiment.
  • Do whatever it takes to achieve your vision; ignore the naysayers.
  • Great creations result from many small creations.
  • Sometimes it just takes guts.
  • Capitalize on all that nearby know-how. Involve people around you who can help.
  • Take the time to be prepared.
  • At the moment of truth, throttle up your optimism. Go for it!