Two thoughts that come to mind are getting out of your comfort zone and also sharing your ideas to build new ones.
I recently traveled for a family reunion. I always feel more grounded when I have a chance to visit with family members who remind me of the history we share. There are similarities we share and differences in how we live our lives. They inspire me to keep stretching in new ways.
Sharing ideas with family, friends, and others (those ideas which you are ready to share) can bring clarity (as you express them to others), new insights, and inspiration as others share back.
Although creative ideas can often come to us individually, it’s amazing how sharing ideas can spark new ones which you might never have thought of, on your own. JNC