Text + picture in the box are moved from my other blog!
While writing this posting, my buddy Chris came along and I told him that I am writing a story about my notepad. He only had a short look at the first sentence and said: “Well, that is a diary – what is so special to write a blog article about it?” He is right: it is nothing special – for him, perhaps also for you too. It is a notepad which costs 70 Euro-Cent and which can be bought at many places. But it is special for me - for what is written in it. I asked him: “Do you have one?” He shook his head and I explained him, what effect it has on me (well, I will not say too much here – not yet - here some preview).
So, if you feel like this posting has no value to you, it may be, because my (or should I say: your ?) context is different.
OK, let’s start with the notepad story:
I am wearing the notepad since this month and write down things that I observe. What kind of things? Well, it always depends: things which I find interesting; for example good or not so good actions of myself; … I hope you can guess what I mean.
At the beginning when others saw the notepad they asked: “What is this for?” - they were curious (this is a good attitude). Now they got used to it.
Perhaps I needed this booklet to help me reflect upon things. Before, I also tried to write, when I came home. But this did not work out that good. Now the notepad is always with me, I do not feel it anymore – it has become a part of me. I just grab it and can reflect on the content, when I want to. I only take it off, when I go to sleep or when I take a shower.
As I told Chris, the content of the notepad and what this lets me do counts. The notepad helps me in changing. Changing to what? Well, let’s see that.
You probably think now: “Erkan did not detail enough.” Well, from time to time I will tell some stories. My intention for now is to tell only this and that these 70 Cent were a very good investment. Please also try it out yourself. Let the others joke about it. Unfortunately they miss something, since they do not try. Would these 70 Cent really be such a high loss?
Now only four pages are left - so I will need a new one pretty soon.
- I bought today not only one notepad. Reason: I got a discount after asking :-) This will probably last for about 1 year.
- Wow ..! I find this way very interesting !!!!
- Is very funny :-) and I´m really like it !! I hope i can copy this method or create a new one to help me too to change and get a better perfomance !!
- Thanks Erkan for let me know this history !!!
- my reply:
- Well, many good things are really easy to do, people just need the will.
- Let’s talk in a few months again, what you achieved.
- Bye for now here and I will post in your guestbook :-)
Author: Erkan Yilmaz (2007-03-29)
- reminded again on this topic (Wikiversity)
- I do not do this in this form anymore, not sure exactly when I stopped it - wondering if in context with the increase of my PLE/blog usages ? Or: after a certain time: it's not effective anymore? ...
- ↑ it may contain text which is not available in the same licence of this wiki - before reusing you have to clarify with me!!