You get insights — you see things you hadn't seen before and you know your life could be better. But often (too often) the insight fades until you forget about it, and nothing changed. It's frustrating and demoralizing.
But I have found a simple tool that can change this: A digital recorder. Get a handheld digital recorder (here's the one I use)
and when you read something you want to remember, or when you get an
insight you'd like to remember, record the insight. It takes only
seconds. Coach yourself.
Then when you're doing the
dishes or walking to the parking lot after work, or whenever, put
headphones on and listen to your insights (or just put the little
speaker up to your ear and listen — it looks like you're on a cell
phone). When you've listened to one insight enough that you've really
got it (or if it's no longer relevant) delete it. Keep adding more as
you get new insights.
This is an ever-changing,
always-relevant self-coaching system. Use it to turn fleeting, temporary
insights into something that will change your life for the better and
for the long run.
Read about another tool for change: Postables.