. . . and I’ve spent the last 20 minutes trying to remember it.
It was a good idea too, if I recall. The kind of idea that would have been easy to write about. A pretty good topic for a blog post that I think people would have found interesting. Yet here I am, unable to remember it.
Not being able to remember an idea shouldn’t bother me so much. I have dozens of ideas a day that don’t stick in my head for long. For some reason though, this one seemed special, and it’s ticking me off that I can’t bring it back into my consciousness. Here’s hoping it’s kicking around my subconscious somewhere and will re-surface when appropriate.
When it does, hopefully I will do what I should have done in the first place: write it down. I’ve read this advice before. Heck, I’ve given this advice before. However, knowing something doesn’t always lead to doing something. Everyone sure as heck knows that 😉
So my tip for the day: buy a good notebook and a good pen and keep them handy. When inspiration strikes, write down the idea. For those of you who think pen and paper is old fashioned, use your mobile device or whatever else techie people are using these days to help them remember things. It doesn’t really matter, as long as you make a record of it somewhere.
Ideas aren’t always unique, but if they’re yours then they’ll have your imprint on them. If you have an idea that you choose to do something about, you’ll implement it your own way. That uniqueness, that you-ness is what’s going to make it stand out in the market.
Just remember: you can’t do anything about your ideas if you don’t remember them.