Never under estimate the power in small things, small changes, and small ideas. They often lead to bigger outcomes.
Have you ever stopped to think about how many amazing ideas began with just a simple note scribbled on a small piece of paper, on a napkin or even on the back of an envelope. Many great ideas and even companies began with just a simple idea, word or image written down.
Sometimes we have so many ideas swirling around in our head that they never make it into the world. We get stuck in the thinking mode and never shift to the creating and doing mode.
There is something magical about post it notes and their rainbow of colors, their simplicity, their ease of use that if used properly can be the start of amazing things.
Writing has a powerful effect on the brain. Handwriting engages several areas of the brain, more so than writing using word processors. This increased activity helps our memory by solidifying connections between different areas of the brain. The part of the brain that is associated with speaking and writing is the frontal lobe. This area is also responsible for movement, reasoning, judgement, planning and problem solving. The parietal lobe is also important in writing. This part of the brain interprets words and language
I challenge you to take a few minutes, a stack of post it notes, and a pen and get those thoughts and ideas out of your head and on to those powerful little pieces of paper. There is a powerful connection that occurs in the brain when we put a pen in our hand and actually write an idea down. It’s no longer just something in our head, but something we can see. Once you see it you can begin to plan it. Big changes often begin with small steps. This is also known as the butterfly effect. One small change can have a rippling effect in your life that lead to other small changes and over time when you look back that one small act opened the way for bigger and better things to occur.