If an idea is the seed of strategy, experience is the seed of an idea.
But can there be qualitative differences in experience? Yes, research has shown that the reason time seems to speed up as you get older is that the world is not as novel as it was when you were young. The more familiar you are with a situation–or you perceive that you are with a situation–the more quickly you will experience it.
This is an argument for varied experience–a predictor of creativity–but it is also an argument for mindfulness.