Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Write it down

How many times have I thought of the perfect blog topic or turn of phrase for a speech, only to forget it hours later when I finally sit to write it down?   Whatever the inspirational idea, no matter how great and unforgettable, write it down immediately.  

Throughout the day, we have time when we can let our mind wander and this is often when we get some of our best ideas.  It may be while meditating, but it can also occur when you’re in the shower, driving to work, or exercising.  If you wait, you are much more likely to forget the idea and may lose an opportunity.  It is a good idea to keep a small notebook with you at all times. 

Alternatively, with many of today’s tech gadgets, you may be able to send yourself a digital note.   Many cell phones now have voice recorders to record a message to yourself or you can send a text.  Even just a few words will help you remember.

Depending on how actively you record your ideas you may want to find one place to amalgamate all your thoughts, daily or weekly.  Perhaps you could transfer those texts, scraps of paper and voice messages to a small journal so that you can review it in future.  You won’t use all the ideas right away, but you never know when you’ll be faced with a problem and simply flipping through the pages of your journal may remind you of an idea that will fit the situation perfectly.

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