It is very important to note that ideas don’t just jump into existence - most times there is a lot of work put into it. Imagine an environment that is conducive to invention ideas, knowing that single idea is capable of changing everything.
The secret to being an inventor is clearly to think of something never thought of, or that never existed or never thought would exist, and that my friend, is the hardest part of the invention.
Once you scale through that phase, the next step process would be to design the invention. An inventor needs to be sure that his/her invention will be useful to the society before making any further progress.
STOP WASTING YOUR CREATIVITY
To map out your invention ideas, you need a plan of action. Carve out time for thinking at least twice a week or even more if you can. This may seem difficult at first, but with discipline and dedication, you get accustomed to it like an exercise. Soon you will find yourself meditating on numerous ideas leaving you to separate the grains from the wheat.
With a pen, write down your invention ideas. And don’t stop there; develop those ideas, detailing everything! At the outset, you will have to focus on sticking to the task and avoiding all manner of distractions. Amazingly, a much-loved hobby can be of great help; you can stumble on a great invention idea while you are doing something that you really like doing - something that you can invest many hours doing.
The true test for any invention idea:
Will it solve a problem that already needs a solution?
How helpful will it be to the society and the world at large?
This is a test that every inventor has to pass to hope to achieve something great with his/her invention ideas. It revolves around it been a solution to any problem generally acceptable enough to be seen to be valuable. Many inventors have developed some gaudy gadget that is able to perform some tasks yet does not improve the quality of life or solve any known problem in any way. Even if you succeeded in publicizing the product to the market, it would prove extremely difficult to sell or persuade consumers to make a purchase.
If you happen to be a businessman with innovative ideas, you may manufacture your own product yourself, but in the event that you can’t, you can license it to other entrepreneurs who know the right way to bring the product to the public successfully. The interesting part of this deal is that you will get paid each time your idea is used in a profitable sale, or each time your product is sold.
Above all, having your invention ideas protected by a patent gives you legal rights. A patent lawyer can guide you of those patent invention rights. Unprotected invention ideas may be used by anyone and this may reduce the invention commercial value.