Learn to become a better observer by writing, consistently, about what you notice.

Writing makes you a better observer

Writing every day for 365 days, I have learned to become a better observer.

If you go to take a walk, you might see many people doing a lot of things. If you’re not particularly into using your Sherlock Holmes powers, they could just be ordinary people to you.

By walking almost every day, and recording your thoughts, by frequently going to the same places (alternative to always exploring unknown ones) after days, weeks, months, you start to notice patterns.

You will be surprised if you are not into doing this kind of observation. Usually, we are not interested in what people do around us If we don’t have direct involvement.

By indirectly and involuntarily always seeing the same environment for a long time, you will start to connect the dots. You will be amazed at what conjectures you will make about some people and their behaviors.

It happened to me, and  I am astonished at what a habit can do to your perception of the world.

Write about what you notice. If you do it consistently, you’ll discover patterns you would have never imagined. Unless you are Jason Bourne.

Learn to become a better observer by writing, consistently, about what you notice.
Learn to become a better observer by writing, consistently, about what you notice.

This is Essay 9 of 30 in the my challenge One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days

  1. The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
  2. Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
  3. Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
  4. Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
  5. Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
  6. Writing builds your networks (21 Nov 2020)
  7. Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
  8. Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)
  9. Writing makes you a better observer (24 Nov 2020)
  10. Writing sets the focus on yourself (25 Nov 2020)
  11. Dissolve your distractions (26 Nov 2020)
  12. Writing reduces your jargon and slang (27 Nov 2020)
  13. Walking generates ideas (28 Nov 2020)
  14. Writing is like drinking coffee (29 Nov 2020)
  15. Creativity makes you happy (30 Nov 2020)
  16. Be smart, let it go (1 Dec 2020)
  17. Writing is a process (2 Dec 2020)
  18. Automate repetitive tasks (3 Dec 2020)
  19. Publish text as digital text, not images (4 Dec 2020)
  20. Why asking questions? (5 Dec 2020)
  21. Facilitate growth by tracking habits (6 Dec 2020)
  22. Type more, type faster, type better (7 Dec 2020)
  23. Transcribe your thoughts to become an effective communicator (8 Dec 2020)
  24. Write daily to become a better manager (9 Dec 2020)
  25. Do it small to do it better (10 Dec 2020)
  26. Don’t lose your mind. Back it up (11 Dec 2020)
  27. Write daily to enhance your reality (12 Dec 2020)
  28. If only I could be ten, again (13 Dec 2020)
  29. Writing compounds despite everything (14 Dec 2020)
  30. The habit of building habits (15 Dec 2020)

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