I like to encourage people to read, and then take it further by urging them to write.
Writing makes you more intentional. When you know you’re going to write, you change the way you live. You can no longer sleepwalk through life. The most powerful insights come from everyday experiences that people ignore.
You can be as secretive about yourself as much as possible and still draw lessons from everyday life for just about any field you want to write about.
Who is the most successful person in your field? The person writes!
I wish I have more time in the day because I would write more. There are just so many things to write about. My Google Keep is full.
Sherlock Holmes said: “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
A beloved brother, whom I have known for close to 15 years but I have not seen for a long time, called me on my birthday and said I write so well that he often wonders if I am being impersonated. After the call I thought about it and what I could come up with is what is called the writing feedback loop: writing more brings better opportunities, which improves your writing.
What’s taken for granted is that it used to be very difficult to write. In fact, it was impossible in most civilizations for most people to write. In biblical times, parchments were used. Parchments are gotten from sheepskins left after the wool was removed for cloth. You had to personally kill a sheep and then have the skills to make the skin into a writing material. It was worse in the iron age. You needed to engrave on stones, metal, or other durable material if you want to secure the permanency of your record.
Now, writing is free. You already have everything you need: an internet connection and easy access to a computer.
You pay in time, not money.
The only thing standing between you and your writing goals is discipline.
Let the world be blessed by your thoughts.