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.