Be Prepared

Yesterday I had a great idea for a post, it popped into my head fully formed, and with a little editing, it would have been a valuable addition to this blog. Annoyingly I wasn’t in a position to actually write a post until now, and I’ve totally forgotten what I was planning to write about.

Instead, I’m going to remind everyone that they should carry around a notebook for situations like this, when you have an idea, but can’t immediately put it into practice. I usually carry one, but didn’t have it to hand at the critical moment. I’ll be sure to be more conscientious in future.

My preference tends towards the cheaper end of the market, I often use small WHSmiths ring bound notebooks, it’s easy to tear out pages when you are done with them, cheap to have a few around the house, and not a catastrophe if you lose one. I’d love to upgrade to Moleskines, but they are expensive, certainly worth considering if you can afford them.

If you can record your ideas easily, you will always be able to take advantage of flashes of inspiration that can strike at any time, rather than getting stuck flailing around in the dark straining to recall a brilliant insight.


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One Response to “Be Prepared”

  1. paulbellard Says:

    Hi, I just thought I would add to your post. For me its critical to act upon those inspired ideas IMMEDIATELY. Your idea is sound AND to add to the arsenal of tricks, mobile phones often have a recording function to use or you can even call yourself and leave a voicemail too.

    Either way, the moment must be captured. You never know if it a part of a bigger picture of events being positioned to your greater purpose in life.


    Paul Bellard
    Flying High Performance Coaching & Personal Training

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