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Use your Brain for Thinking, not for Remembering

Write stuff down.

I say it over and over again. I repeat myself. My blog is an extension of my habit of writing down ideas.

A short pencil is longer than the longest memory.

Writing is among the greatest inventions in human history, perhaps the greatest invention, since it made history possible. Yet it is a skill most of us take for granted.” Andrew Robinson, The Story of Writing.

Check out how to begin with a journal, or hear what Jim Collins has to say on the writing process.

 

6 responses to “Use your Brain for Thinking, not for Remembering”

  1. “Life demands more thinking than remembering.”
    Mokokoma Mokhonoana in “Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grownups

    1. I like this Mokokoma guy 😉

  2. I agree-and look at what you wrote!! I like to use drawings and symbols, too, to help me stay aware of important things.

    1. Yes, I find that drawing ideas can be a powerful way to stay creative. I often get people to draw pictures of their goals.

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