Keeping Track of Thoughts

This week I have been learning a lot about getting organized, getting everything out of your mind and getting in on paper, how to keep up with all bits of information that come in, etc. I attended a seminar in New York called “Getting Things Done” in which we talked a lot about writing thoughts down and developing a system of what to do with the things you write and how to process next actions or storage.

I say all of that to bridge to my next thought.

I have always had a hard time keeping track of things. I think that I get a lot of great ideas about how to change work items, how to make things better, future plans and growths, etc. but I seem to loose a lot of them. I think its because I may not value them all. Sometimes I think “well by time I can actually do that I will have thought of something better.” Chances are this is right, but why start from scratch every time?

On Monday I was on a call with Mark Batterson though BackstageLeadership and one thing that stood out to me was this thought:

Keeping track of things is more of a stewardship issue than anything. God has given you a gift of thoughts and ideas and you have to be a steward of those things.

I think that we so tend to get caught up on the idea that stewardship is wrapped up in money, but what abut our thoughts and our ideas? Are we not stewards of them? Would we ride down the road with our trunk full of money and the lid open so it can all fly out? No thats absurd, but are we not doing the same thing when we do not write our thoughts down?

…Just a thought.

What methods do you use to record all of you thoughts? A blog? A Moleskin? Do you have an App for that?

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About Brent Fielder

I am passionate about being intentional with my influence in the next generation. I love to read, write, spend time with friends, and invest in people around me. I am an avid coffee drinker and a raving fan of Chick-fil-A. I am married to an incredible wife and father of two awesome boys.

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