We all come up with remarkable ideas. The problem is that when we think of an idea, we are either in the shower or that idea currently does not fit with the business plan. The best thing to do is write your idea on a sticky note. If you are in the shower when you come up with your remarkable idea, be sure to remember that idea for the duration of the shower and as you run to write it down on a sticky note.
The problem that many people have with writing ideas and goals on sticky notes is that they are easy to lose. All you need is a desk of paperwork and then it’s all over. The sticky notes go to the bottom of the pile and end up long forgotten.
I solved this problem by creating what one can call a mix of Pinterest and a notebook in real life. All I do is have an envelope for every month, and I put in all of the sticky notes for that month into the envelope. Every quarter, I review all of the sticky notes in the envelope. Some of them remind me of past goals while others bring back ideas that are now relevant and doable.
The next time you think of an idea, write it on a sticky note and put that sticky note in an envelope. Even if you think of something that makes no sense right now, it may make sense 6 months later when you look in the envelope.