Welcome to another edition of Alvistor Museletter. This is Sakthitharan writing to you. Here’s what I am saying this week for you. Telling you the importance of jotting down your thoughts and ideas instantly somewhere. And then having a system to work it further at a later time.
I am NOT talking about taking notes. What I am talking about here is entirely different from note-taking. Ground-breaking ideas appear out of nowhere and at any time. Mostly, when you are least expecting it. These thoughts don’t arise during work, not when you read a non-fiction book or an article at the office, not when you think hard for a solution or search hard for something.
Contrarily, these ideas appear in your mind when you are doing something polar opposite to serious work. While reading a story, while watching a movie, when talking to your children, at the gym, or anywhere inappropriate. Noting these thoughts down is a good habit.
There are two types of work or two types of roles. (I heard this through Shu Omi)
The manager wants to get things done, highly relies on task management, team management, work assignment. Maker wants to create things, like writing a book, designing an interface of an app, writing a code, drawing new art, etc. Some may play both roles. Regardless of the roles, ideas and thoughts pop out in their head all the time. Most of them are relevant to their work, but not appears coherently at the relevant time.
People get random ideas at random time about random things. Though they can’t act on it immediately, they can record it somewhere for later action.