Write for better understanding and decision clarity

  • why writing ? #excerpt
    • understanding benefits
      • writing shows the gap in your understanding (while when reading you assume things and your brain fills the gap with foggy logics ) illusion of knowledge
      • writing may take time. but it is fastest way to understand in right way at once
      • write in paper to remember it for longer [[ memory retention ]]
    • journaling benefits
    • [[ decision making ]] benefits
      • describe the problem clearly (every detail, cause, reason, why it is problem and why you need to solve it)
        • “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” - [[ Albert Einstein ]]
      • ability to see pros and cons in one view
        • no derailing of thoughts and stick to the goal - (focused thinking)
          • back track to the reason for the decision
        • differentiating between wishes and actual needs & possibilities
        • avoiding emotionally driven decisions
    • creation and research benefits
      • connecting relevance. connecting patterns between irrelevant topics
        • fuels thinking (as you have many inspirations hidden in your past notes)
        • this leads to new creativity and paradigm shift
          • like inventing airplane (inspired )by seeing birds
            • eg: plenty of bio-inspired models, innovations and computer algorithms
      • resume from where you left (even it is left untouched for years)
      • ability to start from something instead of starting from scratch or zero
  • some advises
    • write more than you read and talk
    • think visually, but comprehend in words (talk in writing)
      • if you can’t explain a concept to a 5 year old, then you didn’t understood it properly
    • write for your future stupid self
  • #to-be-expanded

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