It has been about 100 days since I first introduced the list of good ideas. Having the list has been an enormous asset. But it doesn’t work all the time.
Have you ever had the weird feeling of not understanding your own notes?
This is probably quite common when revisiting bad notes. My problem is that I think I only make notes that are relevant. The question is:
What on earth did I mean with these notes?
- “remember what Wili said“. Must have been something really important. Asking Wili himself what he might have said would be a bit awkward. If you recall something worth remembering he has told you, please let me know – it just might be it.
- “my ff is happy you“. I remember writing this down one evening as it was the clearest note ever. The following morning, I had absolutely no idea what ff meant. I’m quite sure it is something related to FinderBase or this blog or just generally a brilliant idea that needs to be implemented. Please help me out here. What could it be?
Which way is it?
Are the best ideas forgotten or are they best forgotten?
People often make lists of things they have to remember. To-do lists and shopping lists are probably the most common examples. After I started my project I’ve carried with me small pieces of paper I call the List of Good Ideas.
I don’t get any good ideas
Everyone gets good ideas. Most people just forget them because they refuse to write them down. Not all ideas are brilliant but if you have enough of them, they can’t all be bad either.
If I only got a dollar every time I had a good idea
Now you can. Take a piece of paper or a notebook and start carrying it around. Whenever you get a good idea write it to your list. Try to write down at least the best idea every day and you’ll end up with a list that is extremely valuable.
I promise to buy their list for $100 from anyone who manages to keep filling it for 100 days during my project. There are still 127 days left so you don’t even have to do it every day. To claim your $100 we’ll just arrange a meeting and go through your list. If you wish to keep the list yourself, I’d love to help you develop your ideas further.