Life Tactics is a series of compact posts about my methods, tricks and hacks for everyday life, professional trades and mentality.
“You can’t change the world but you can change the world around you.” -John Cain
Immediately Write Down Your Ideas //
An idea is like a dream. It comes from within, suddenly and in spurts. Then if it’s not somehow documented, the idea vanishes as quickly as it materialized.
By “ideas”, I don’t mean just brilliant moments of clarity or strokes of genius. But the small fleeting ones to.
Because both decent and great ideas, when they first hit you out of the blue, is forgotten if no action is taken.
No matter how trivial or silly they may seem, always write them down. There’s a reason (any) ideas are inspired to begin with and later, it may be or become a part of something big or at least useful.
“Ideas aren’t magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down.” -Lynn Abbey
Don’t make a mental note, physically write it down on paper or digitally using an app. Don’t let it linger in your head until it dissolves into nothing.
Our memories from past thoughts, ideas and experiences are what makes us who we are now.
But memory is often unreliable from things forgotten or parts confused with other memories. And with an idea, it’s best to have that original inception of that core concept to work with, then if need be, finessing it later.
An idea that’s not executed or further developed, or in this case merely written down for record, is such a waste of our ability to think and create.
“Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.” -Arnold H. Glasow
Whenever a unique idea comes to my mind, big or small, if it seems it can help me or improve something in my life, I’ll open the notes app on my phone and jot it down.
You should do the same.
It just takes a moment and won’t disrupt your life, but that little idea may actually change your life.
Life Tactics: Always Write Down Your Ideas