How often have you had a great idea and then forgotten about it completely in few hours time? Do you think it is only a good idea if you remember it? I can tell you from my personal experience, that is not the case. Your short-term memory does not have some fancy selective process where it chooses between remembering to buy milk and between that great idea you had few minutes ago. The more stuff you throw in, the more stuff it forgets.
So next time you have a great idea, song lyric or a catchy riff, write it down! Write it down there and then. Don’t just assume you will remember it, as you probably won’t. Most of us have smart phones these days, and you can very easily write down notes on them in a matter of minutes. So get in the habit of writing down your ideas as they come to you.
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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