How often do you write down your thoughts? Or write down the things you’ve learned?
When we’re younger we are often encouraged and even forced to do written work in school, we are told that we need to write things down in order to get are marks and it’s often something that we don’t wan to do, something we don’t totally understand the purpose of.
The beauty of writing is that it forces you to think, it forces you to reflect, to learn and to make compelling messages that will either prove your knowledge or help others to learn.
It can be a hard thing to find a purpose in doing, most, if not all, people get by just fine by never writing anything down. We can easily get by just fine by not writing, but at the end of the day history is either written by you or about you.
There’s a power in writing that most people don’t understand, there’s power in the written word and it’s often seen as the only truth. The first major advantage to taking the time to write is that it allows you to understand the world better. Amazingly, writing is the most powerful form of learning.
It’s amazing how much we already know and just haven’t made the connection to, we live our lives every day knowing the answers to questions and just need to be able to put into words to answer. Writing is the number one way to bring this knowledge forward and answer your own questions.
The other advantage of writing is the fact that it makes you look like the professional in what you do. Whether or not you have the most compelling argument or the best stories, the written word is often seen as a source of truth. People will believe written documents from an unreliable source before they trust the verbal information from a trusted source, they always want written proof.
Writing is powerful because it allows you to learn from yourself and it helps to express your thoughts and feelings better than you can verbally explain.
Writing is the person that can sit there and listen to all your problems and concerns and give you the best advice to deal with your issues.
You don’t need to do anything complex to see the benefits from writing, it often only takes a few minutes a day or a week to explain to yourself everything that’s going on. From simply writing down your daily wins to your life goals and issues, you’ll be amazed at the things you can accomplish and learn by writing.
Not only does it become real to the people that read it, but it become real to you. Often what people will do is write down the things that they want every single day and by writing it down they focus on it and eventually get it.
There’s more to writing than I can ever explain. It seems simple and unnecessary but it’s something that can change your life for the better.
What’s the worst that could possibly happen, you spend some time talk to yourself and reviewing your day? And, on the upset, it can be something that solves your problems, makes you feel better and allows you to create focus in your life.
Take the challenge of writing, make it simple at first but keep with it. If you can learn to write and just let it flow then I promise you that you’ll never want to go back.
You don’t have to be great, have any education or even enjoy creating essays or poems or anything. When I was in high school I was on the verge of failing English class because I disliked it so much, yet today I’ve written a book and blog almost every day of the week.
I write because it gives me a space to express my thoughts and put my imagination to words. I’m always amazed at the things that come out of writing and go back from time to time to read my previous things and don’t know how I come up with it.
Writing helps me to achieve my goals and creates clarity in my life.
I challenge you to spend some time writing, I believe it’s the ticket to a more fulfilling life. By being able to understand your thoughts through words and being able to have clear written goals, you can take on the world.
It won’t be easy at first, and you may have to force yourself to sit down and do it, but in the end it will all be worth it.