I suggest you do an exercise: it is an experiment, the first step towards generating something new. Try to think at one of your projects, in the professional field it might be an idea, a long-cherished dream, or the solution to a problem. Take ten minutes to organize your idea, give it a name and then answer the following questions:
- why would it be good or important for you to accomplish it?
- how could it be useful to others (your company or customers, for example)
- who would you involve?
Now summarize all these answers into a short presentation and identity the people you would like to give it to. It is not a matter of trying to convince someone, finding a sponsor or other similar things, it is rather taking a first step and, perhaps, collecting some useful comments and…time will tell!