Combining Things You Shouldn’t Combine

From my daily blog

Naval Ravikant, an American Entrepreneur & Investor shared once on a podcast episode with Joe Rogan that the truly exciting things happen when you combine things you shouldn’t combine. That’s why it’s so important to acknowledge that ideas are based on one another by the means of adding, revising, and combining. That’s what makes working creatively so risky and rewarding at the same time. You don’t know if your ideas will be any good. You just need to engage in the process and see where it takes you. You need to give yourself the freedom to let one idea grow out of the other. Not judging if they are any good, just letting them take their natural pathway.

Further, combining things that seemingly shouldn’t be combined can lead to unique intersections and outcomes that result in uniquely exciting and interesting endeavors. Hence, it is extremely important to have broad interests that seemingly do not fit together. Not becoming a specialist, but rather a generalist with heterogenic skills and interests. And the only way to develop this diverse set of interests and skills is to follow your genuine curiosity.

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