Idea generation is intoxicating. And like all intoxicants, Behance advocates, idea generation can be an addiction, and must be done in moderation if one is to get any creative work DONE. “New ideas have the potential to transform your life in wonderful ways, but they are also the most notorious source of distraction.”
I had this realization myself a year ago when I decided to focus my dissertation on the immense value of constraints for creativity. What we don’t need is too many new ideas. We need focus, depth, concentration, and clear constraints…. and lest we ever forget, IMPLEMENTATION. Ideas must be executed to be truly creative.