Most of the things which lead to success are very simple. The only problem with things that are simple to do is that they are also simple not to do. In Napoleon Hill’s classic, “Think and Grow Rich”, he talks about the importance of daily creative thinking. In today’s more and more hectic, non-stop information overload world, I would predict that 98% of the world’s population hasn’t developed the habit of sitting quietly for fifteen minutes every morning with a legal pad and a pen.
If you will develop the habit of sitting and writing every morning for fifteen minutes you will be amazed at some of the things that flow from your head and pen. Just sit and write pure stream of consciousness. Don’t worry about it making sense or about what others will think. You’re not going to share these thoughts with anyone. Just write. Over the course of a few weeks or months you’ll notice themes and patterns in your writing. These are things that are important to you which should be refined and developed. But without taking the time to get them out of your head and onto paper, they’d just be floating around in your subconscious potentially for the rest of your life.
Start the fifteen minute thinking and writing habit tomorrow morning when you get up. You will have put yourself into a very rare group of people. Welcome to the Two Percent Club. You’re gonna like it here. We have cookies.