Taking Action

When An Idea Finds You: The Imperative of Immediate Action


In a world teeming with possibilities, it’s easy to believe that we’re the ones in charge of finding great ideas. This notion, however, is fundamentally flawed. In reality, ideas find us. When the Universe selects you as the bearer of an idea, it’s not just a random occurrence—it’s an invitation to greatness. But this invitation comes with a stipulation: take immediate action. If you don’t, the idea will pass through you, seeking another more receptive host.

The Significance of Being Chosen

Imagine the Universe as an omnipotent force continuously generating an infinite pool of ideas. It doesn’t just scatter these ideas aimlessly; it directs them toward individuals capable of bringing them to life. When an idea comes to you, it’s a sign—a sign that the Universe believes in your ability to translate thought into reality. You have been specifically chosen, and that’s a great honor. But with honor comes responsibility.

Why Immediate Action is Non-Negotiable

Ideas are volatile; they’re fleeting. They are like fireflies in a dark room, illuminating for a brief moment before disappearing. If you don’t capture them right away, they’re gone. More importantly, these ideas will search for someone else to manifest them, someone more willing to take immediate action.

The First Step: Record the Idea

The first and most crucial step in taking immediate action is to make a physical record of the idea. It serves as an anchor, tying the abstract thought to reality, giving it form and substance. Whether you jot it down on a post-it note, dictate it into your smartphone, text yourself, or inform your Intelligent Assistant (IA), the medium is irrelevant. What matters is the act of recording it. This is how the idea knows to stay with you, recognizing you as its rightful caretaker.


Being chosen by an idea is no small feat; it’s an affirmation of your unique abilities and potential. However, this potential can only be realized through immediate action. The first step in this process is to record the idea, anchoring it to your physical world and signaling your commitment to its fruition. Remember, the Universe doesn’t make mistakes. If an idea has found you, you are the one who is meant to bring it to life. Fail to act, and you forfeit not just the idea, but also the Universe’s nod to your unique capabilities. Therefore, act swiftly and honor the faith the Universe has placed in you.

Author: John Rector

John Rector is an AI Futurist who predicted the next word in business™, starting with his notable paper from 2015, "Mommy, What's a Cashier?" Drawing upon 40 years of experience in the practical applications of high technology, he assists clients in converting uncertainty into strategic advantages within a one-to-six-year framework. With leadership roles including IBM executive and co-founder of e2open, he has a diverse and impactful background. In the AI sector, he has set benchmarks through his contributions to Mind Media Group and Florrol, pioneering AI-based services and content generation. His investment initiative, Waterway Ventures, is committed to advancing promising AI startups. His creative ventures include founding Bodaro and graphic design studio Palm ❤️. In education, he has launched Nextyrn, which uses AI for personalized learning experiences, and in art, he leads Potyn, an initiative using AI to create bespoke pieces. His ever-expanding portfolio features companies like Nozeus, Infinia, Blacc Ink, and Maibly. Operating from Charleston, SC, his current focus involves partnering with individuals and enterprises to develop innovative business models and processes for the rapidly approaching age of AGI.

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