Write It Down


  • Do you have many thoughts & ideas throughout the day?
  • Do you captcha these ideas?
  • Do these ideas fill up your mind as they flow around in your head?


I am not sure if you are like me, but I get heaps and heaps of ideas each day. These ideas range from items for the shopping list, all the way through to new business ideas. My personality wants to captcha them all… Unfortunately for me I find that the ideas keep flowing around and around in my mind until I forget them or record them. Can you relate?

As my mind fills up with idea after idea I find it had to focus and be present in what I am doing. I have had to find a way or ways to clear my head of all the ideas. What I have found that works for me is to write the ideas down. This worked well…. but then what? I ended up with a massive list of ideas which was just a data dump. I ended up sorting the ideas into three group.

The first group was the ideas that I want to implement in the near future. These ideas relate to my immediate goals and objectives. Then there is the next list that are great ideas, however they are not my priority list and I do not have the resources to implement straight away. These are the ideas that I would delegate or get outsourced. Ideas on this list include things like revamping my website. I would not be the best person to do this as my skill base is elsewhere.

The final list of ideas are those great ideas that would take my life or business in a new direction. However they are not in accordance with my current focus and plans. These items include new business ideas and many bucket list adventures. Yes, I do want to process them. However at the moment my focus is on another business or project. Though these are great ideas, trying to implement both projects would impact on the focus I have. These ideas I review on a semi-regular basis to either decide to implement, delete or leave on the list.

If you are like me, I hope this blog helps you to keep a clear mind.

About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is passionate about life and thrives on empowering others, in particular when it comes to leadership. Attila has in excess of 17 years of experience in the private, government, not for profit and volunteer sectors. He also has formal qualifications in business, management, training and legal services. He is currently study towards his Masters of Business Administration. Attila’s sense of adventure has taken him around the world. His passion for travel includes a number of community projects in developing nations and he has conducted business on four contingents around the globe. Attila has a passion for speaking, writing, training, coaching and consulting individuals, teams and organisations to achieve greatness. Attila writes at his personal blog www.attilaovari.com, where you will find his contact details.

Posted on Friday, 27 Jun 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I have an obsession with writing everything down too. Not always the healthiest, but like you said, it’s a great way to clear the mind. I guess the entire mass of records would be more organised and seamless if I used my phone or something (OneNote is amazing), but I’m way too attached to actual stationeries to give them up.

  2. Hi Attila, great minds think alike! I wrote about something very similar last Tuesday. 🙂

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