A number of authors have said that writing helps them think, learn, and form an opinion about something.
This may seem like an obvious truth, but until I started keeping this daily learning log I didn’t realize how true it was.
I find that the lessons and ideas I record in this blog are much more memorable than anything else I read, listen to, or watch alone.
When I think about books I’ve read this year, it is the ideas that I recorded here that stand out the most.
When I think about various goals I have for the year, it is the lessons about strategies that I have written about here that I feel most strongly about trying and sharing.
William Zinssser has a book titled Writing to Learn. I haven’t read it yet, but I have no doubt about the truthfulness of its title.
Publishing something every day has helped me think more clearly and learn more quickly than anything else I’ve done before.