A common mistake that most people make is assuming that they’ll remember certain things later down the line when they think of them. Whether it be a business idea or something that they want to start doing like a hobby or a habit, they tend to just think of it and assume that they’ll remember it later, which inevitably doesn’t always happen.
If you tend to keep things in your head, you need to start writing them down in order to be successful. Successful people often have extensive journals and records of their thought process and lists of things that they either want or need to do.
Not only does this help with remembering things later, it also helps cement it into your mind as a necessity, allowing you to better focus on the tasks at hand. There are plenty of ways that you can write things down in order to better remember them.
The first obvious choice would be a simple pen and notebook approach. These can both be bought at any supermarket for around two dollars total, meaning that there’s no good reason you can’t get these.
On one hand, it may be a bit clunky carrying around a notebook wherever you go, unless you get a small one. On the other hand, though, writing things down physically allows you to remember them much easier.
The more convenient secondary option would be to take all of your notes digitally. You can do this on your phone or laptop on the go, and on a computer at home. In recent years, it has become incredibly easy to keep your notes digitally, especially with the use of the internet.
There are programs that you can download on multiple devices, and once you log in, all of your notes will be synced between those devices. For example, the notes you take in the app on your phone can then be seen and edited from your laptop elsewhere.
No matter which option you end up taking, there’s still the matter of what to make notes of. Realistically, it should be anything that you find important to your success. You can organize your thoughts into separate categories, such as goals, ideas, motivation, and so on.
This allows you to keep your thoughts organized and easily accessible for when you need them, meaning that you’ll have a much better time when you want to recall an idea you had previously.