28 July 2017

Are you ready when inspiration strikes?Lawrence Jones MBE notepad inspiration entrepreneur

I am often asked why I always have a little black book hanging out of my back pocket. It’s simple; because you never know when you will need it!

I always have a notebook, a pencil and a pencil sharpener in a bag, in my car, in my pocket, in every drawer…

Sometimes I use it to doodle, to scribble down a sketch or draw something that inspired me earlier in the day so that I don’t forget it. It’s at these moments of downtime, doodling without really thinking about it that inspiration often strikes the hardest.

Other times, it will be adding to a to-do list – those essential tasks that you mustn’t forget. I write down every business idea, every idea for a new hobby, a riff for a song, a potential blog, the name of someone I would like to work with.

And, every now and then, I use it to write a goal.

Goal setting is so important. It is all too easy to have a fleeting thought that you should or would like to achieve something but you forget about it for a couple of months and then wish you’d done it. Don’t regret missing it; write it down!

Everything starts with a single thought but in a world where we’re so busy and constantly receiving new information, more often than not these thoughts slip out of our minds.

Imagine how much more we could achieve if we wrote down these ambitions and goals, rather than forgetting them.

Ultimately the best ideas don’t happen when you force them, they happen when you let your mind roam. When you’re at rest or distracted elsewhere. If you always have your notepad with you, you’ll never miss out on these moments.

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