Do you let exposure to new ideas and concepts from others influence the overall direction of a project or the outline of its path in your conceptual thinking? For example music,code or research? Is serendipity influential at times and do you find it beneficial?
I sometimes try to be serendipitous and do things I couldn't have imagined doing 2 years ago. I think it's good for personal growth. But it also means many projects will be left unfinished.