If you could only remember it.
Here's why I do to remember ideas: I carry paper and pen everywhere. My journal is always nearby. The material on its pages may not always be coherent, but the ideas are there. My morning pages may spill oodles of angst and anger, but the ideas have a place to go. It can still be a hunt to find that idea I remember having a year ago, but it's there.
Write it down. Capture it. Take a picture. Draw a diagram. Keep your brain working on your genius of an idea, and help it remember by leaving a map.
The creative ideas that have been forgotten are enough to keep us busy for years to come, reinventing.
It takes a lot of great ideas to achieve our goals. Let's make sure we build a supply.
Why not make retrieval easier? Write it down.
-- Doug Smith