Writing every day for 365 days, I’ve learned that writing is thinking.
I’ve spent more than 200 hours writing, reading what I wrote, connecting thoughts, and reflecting on my way of thinking. That made me more self-conscious and more willing to spend more time reflecting.
I am always thinking! Of course, thanks for asking. I always feel I get lots of useful thoughts to drift away and to get lost with. Usually, either I end up daydreaming or forgetting what I was thinking of.
I don’t want to fall into the eternal trap of thinking always the same thought, without evolving concepts. You grow, certainly, your mind and your capability to think better. How does it compare to gather drops of rain to drink rather than pouring water into a glass?
Writing-while-thinking and thinking-while-writing gave me more continuity, self-awareness, and the capability of leveraging on the evolution of certain thoughts instead of thinking those same things, repeatedly, at the almost initial level.
The habit of daily writing is the foundation of this next level of self-awareness and setting your thoughts on a permanent medium is the right way to evolve your thoughts.
Read what you wrote, find meaningful connections with your previous writing and you will grow towards more networked thinking.
Writing is thinking and if you cannot think clearly you cannot write.
This is Essay 2 of 30 in the my challenge One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days
- The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
- Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
- Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
- Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
- Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
- Writing builds your networks (21 Nov 2020)
- Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
- Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)
- Writing makes you a better observer (24 Nov 2020)
- Writing sets the focus on yourself (25 Nov 2020)
- Dissolve your distractions (26 Nov 2020)
- Writing reduces your jargon and slang (27 Nov 2020)
- Walking generates ideas (28 Nov 2020)
- Writing is like drinking coffee (29 Nov 2020)
- Creativity makes you happy (30 Nov 2020)
- Be smart, let it go (1 Dec 2020)
- Writing is a process (2 Dec 2020)
- Automate repetitive tasks (3 Dec 2020)
- Publish text as digital text, not images (4 Dec 2020)
- Why asking questions? (5 Dec 2020)
- Facilitate growth by tracking habits (6 Dec 2020)
- Type more, type faster, type better (7 Dec 2020)
- Transcribe your thoughts to become an effective communicator (8 Dec 2020)
- Write daily to become a better manager (9 Dec 2020)
- Do it small to do it better (10 Dec 2020)
- Don’t lose your mind. Back it up (11 Dec 2020)
- Write daily to enhance your reality (12 Dec 2020)
- If only I could be ten, again (13 Dec 2020)
- Writing compounds despite everything (14 Dec 2020)
- The habit of building habits (15 Dec 2020)