“I trust a short pencil more than a long memory.”
Do you ever have one of those amazing ideas – for a book, article, meme, or program – and you’re so certain you’ll remember it forever… only to realize that it’s lost?
Yep, me too!
Years ago, when I was involved with a network marketing company, the trainers would trot out that quote about a short pencil being better than a long memory – the underlying message being that writing things down would always trump thinking you’ll just remember.
And after having a few amazing ideas slip away and only leaving the memory that there WAS an amazing idea, I finally took the hint! Now I write things down.
I just got back from four transformational days with Dr. Venus Opal Reese at the Black Woman Millionaire LIVE Transformational Experience. I know going in that it would be way too much for me to sit and absorb. And I didn’t know if Dr. Venus would be selling recordings from the event (so I could re-listen and take notes then!)
So I made sure to go with a fresh notebook and plenty of pens.
I wanted to be able to capture the training, add in my ideas, and be able to come HOME with transformation.
If you go to events regularly, you’ll know that you’re often presented with a big notebook. That may or may not have enough information in it for you to remember what you were learning!
Years ago, I attended an event and was presented with a “coursebook” that easily had 300 pages in it. But upon closer inspection, many of the pages were unreadable because they were printed from PowerPoint slides and the slides themselves were so dark they appeared as black blocks on the page.
So now I never trust that there WILL be a course book (I don’t usually do one) or that it’ll be usable FOR ME when I get home.