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Make A Note of That

Make A Note of That

I take my Filofax to the beach and pool. I keep it safely in my tote bag (as a lot of you know I don’t keep notes or calendar dates electronically and, hence, am faster than everyone else). I do this because I’ve had great ideas staring at the ocean or sky or birds and I lose them quickly if I don’t write them down immediately. I’ve even written on the pages of the current book I’m reading. (This isn’t a sign of age, I’ve always been able to remember historic details readily but not what I had for lunch yesterday,)

If the idea I’ve jotted down still resonates with me the next day, I put it into action immediately (writing, recording, new offering, etc.). If not, I cross it out.

It’s rumored that 2,000 years or so ago, a Roman guard relaxing under a tree figured out the mysteries of the universe. He fell asleep, and when awakened by his superior, had forgotten everything.

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

Comments: 2

  • Hamish

    August 20, 2021

    “It’s rumored that 2,000 years or so ago, a Roman guard relaxing under a tree figured out the mysteries of the universe. He fell asleep, and when awakened by his superior, had forgotten everything.”

    I believe it.

    And as Douglas Adams once wrote, “There is a theory which states that if anyone ever discovers exactly what the universe is for and why it exists, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

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