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How to Think Better

Scott H Young on writing as a tool to sharpen your thinking.

From the article …

First, by jotting down your thoughts on paper, you can hold more ideas than you could in your limited working memory. This means you can more easily work through thoughts that have several parts which are difficult to keep in mind simultaneously.

Second, writing allows editing. If I write down an idea, then later notice a contradiction further down the page, I can go back and edit it. Editing mentally quickly becomes exhausting as, like in the n-back task, the old information interferes with the new.

Third, writing allows for longer thoughts. Have you ever had a conversation where, as you were listening, you forgot the point you were eager to make? Ideas bubble up and pop all the time in our minds, it’s only with writing that you can capture it.

Now that you know why to write, maybe you’re wondering how?

Go on, read the entire post here, to find out.

Sow Seeds

Twelve years from now, your future self is going to thank you for something you did today, for an asset you began to build, a habit you formed, a seed you planted.

Even if you’re not sure of where it will lead, today’s the day to begin.

Seth Godin, A note from 2030

Indeed!
That is exactly what I learnt the hard way!

But Jason today thanks young Jason for investing and saving up, so that he could live through bad times … and good ones.

And Jason in 2020 will thank me, because of what I do today.