Writing is where we start our educational journey. It begins with the alphabet and extends until our final days — I believe we all have something or the other to write. If you follow me, you will realize I greatly believe in writing down my goals. I want to write my plan for the day — it can be meetings or recording my podcast, Figuring Out. It helps me work seamlessly.
And though handwritten letters are obsolete now and everyone is taking over the world through their keyboards — I believe writing, the act of writing, will always be relevant. Here are three reasons why.
1. Writing increases your confidence
How? It’s straightforward. When you write down a specific intention, it sends a powerful affirmation to your mind and muscles. Write it like that thing has already happened. You believe in it, and now you are just performing the task. You will notice the change yourself. Even if it’s not a big goal, but just a to-do list for the day, write it down. It will be there in your mind throughout the day. Check how many of you have completed, tick them off, and you will feel reassured. Small wins like this push you towards crossing the finishing line.
Writing is a potent tool for manifestation. It’s like broadcasting your desires to the universe, that is what I want to achieve. It will also give you clarity when you are writing your thoughts down. If you have a doubt, write it down, and you will get your answers about what you want to do.
2. You build a habit
For this, you need to fix a time of day to write. You don’t need to invoke your creativity every day. You can write about something new that happened today, something you didn’t like, or some good food or coffee you enjoyed. This practice allows for self-reflection and helps you build a valuable habit. So every day, say at 10pm, no matter where you are and what you are doing, you will write about your day and your plans for the next day.
And that is how you get inducted into a disciplined life. And a good habit like this never hurts. Most of our days, we are tapping away on our keyboards. Writing, the sound of the pen running over the paper, the feel of paper on your fingers — these all help us to calm down and be in touch with ourselves.
3. Preserving history
Think about the incidents we have all read from prehistoric times. Or the diverse history of India before the British and even during their rule. How do you think we know everything in such detail? Because someone wrote it all down and passed it on from one generation to another. Looking back, we get a clear picture of the contemporary times. Many significant historical events, scientific discoveries, and cultural traditions would have been lost without writing. We can learn from the past, build upon existing knowledge, and shape a better future through the written word. Books, articles, and academic papers serve as invaluable resources for research, education, and intellectual growth.
Writing also enables individuals to leave a lasting legacy. Whether through memoirs, autobiographies, or influential essays, writers can share their unique perspectives, insights, and ideas with future generations. By documenting their thoughts and experiences, writers contribute to the ongoing dialogue of humanity, inspiring others and shaping the course of history.
Writing is a fundamental skill that has shaped human civilization for centuries. From ancient civilizations to the digital age, the power of the written word has proven transformative. Embracing the power of the written word empowers us to connect, inspire, and shape the world around us.
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