In 9th grade I had a crazy algebra teacher. He would explain a new concept in just a few, confusing phrases. As we sat–shocked into a stupor and trying to grasp what he had said–he would bellow, “Write it down!!” He seemed to think that writing down what we didn’t understand would help us understand it. How right he was.
Writing out our thoughts helps us make decisions, change course, and generally enjoy life more. This is true because we are generally clearer, more intelligent about the world outside of us than we are about our inner lives. By writing out our inner thoughts, we can use our clearer, smarter “external” intelligence to solve internal problems.
- Work through a complex problem at home or business,
- Set a strategy,
- Handle a challenging professional or personal relationship issue,
- Feel good, then act,
- Replace a damaging habit with a supportive one, or
- Just have more joy, freedom, and expansion in your life.
In your corner,