Friday, January 8, 2010

What do I think?

Among all the social news sites that I read, I found this gem of a post. To sum it up, he says that the reason people aren't great at writing is because they're not great at thinking. It's tough to come up with an original bit of prose when one's not had an original thought.


But oh, so true.... I've noticed in my day-to-day that while I'm impressively well-read on a variety of topics, I don't have much to contribute to the discussion other than regurgitating anecdotal stories and apocryphal factoids to which I've long-since lost the reference.

One of my goals for the new year is to get myself a bit more organized, and as part of that I've started using the task list in Outlook. For a guy who used to work at Franklin Covey, this is sinking pretty low!

So I just set a recurring task for myself. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday I'm going to post something to this blog. Something that I've found interesting and can expound on, or maybe something I've done. Maybe something I have a question about. In fact, it may be a good chance to string my thoughts together on a few different things.

The tough part of everything is, of course, doing it. So I'm using my task list this year. I'm writing in the blog. Yep. Just doing it.

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