7 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF WRITING DOWN 10 IDEAS EVERYDAY LIKE JAMES ALTUCHER

7 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF WRITING DOWN 10 IDEAS EVERYDAY LIKE JAMES ALTUCHER

1. It Strengthens My Idea Muscle

When I get to around the 7th idea, I can feel my brain start to sweat. Similar to how your body starts sweating when you’re doing the last repetition of a set of bench press. It used to be around the 4th or 5th idea that my brain would start sweating. But since I’ve strengthened my idea muscle, now it’s the 7th or 8th.

Like lifting weights at the gym, pushing yourself to come up with ideas makes you stronger. The benefit of writing down 10 ideas every day is not just the ideas themselves. In fact, at least a couple of my ideas are usually terrible ideas that I will never think about again. One of the biggest benefits is that it has strengthened my idea muscle.

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