“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea…

January 26, 2009 at 4:25 am 2 comments

“…It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.”

~Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari atari

Does anyone reading this know what Atari is?  Believe it or not, it was the first game system that came out way back in the 1980’s! (Yes, I owned one, yes I was a kid in the ’80’s, no you cannot call me old! )

Gaming has come along way from Atari’s green and white graphics and joy stick controllers.

What if that fleeting idea you had in the shower was the next big craze? Bigger than Harry Potter or Twilight?

So, what Mr. Bushnell is saying here is that you can have brilliant ideas, talk about them, brag about them, think about them – BUT, if you don’t act on those ideas, someone else will, and you may be kicking yourself when their face appears on the book flap of a novel that you could have written!

What’s your big idea now?  I know you have to have something amazing jumping around in that brain, right? Have you imagined a mystical creature that whispers to you in your dreams? Did you plan the ultimate revenge against the bully at your school, but couldn’t possibly pull it off? I’m not saying to go get yourselves in trouble. But, you have this power to make your ideas known.

WRITE THEM DOWN! Make them happen!


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  • 1. writelikecrazy!  |  February 3, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I have an Atari!

    • 2. writerinspired  |  February 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm

      For real? That is so old school! What games do you have?

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