What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “share”?
For me it somehow was – to take part of me and give it to someone.
Even if I have extreme abundance and can do it freely – it is still the act of giving to someone.
But what does it give me back?
Feeling good about helping others, thrill of being seen experience in communication?
All of those things, yes.
But there is one more, that was overlooked by me for all this time, but nonetheless crucial.
I would even say the most important from all this bunch.
I am talking about learning more about myself by the act of giving to others.
I heard for a long time how it was used in professional circles – that when you explain some concept to a colleague, you become aware of possible flaws and so it serves as a reflection.
Here, when I usually share my life views and philosophies, it takes a slightly different form:
If you want other people to understand the chaos that is your own thoughts, you need to think very carefully of how you present them:
Focus on key points, highlight revelations and tipping points.
Introduce personal experiences here and there.
Explain pitfalls and possible solutions to them.
Add some course of action.
If you do it at least somewhat decently, some people will be able to relate and adopt it as well.
But there is one person that will get it completely and even more – you.
Forming my philosophy into an article or anything else to share, boils it down to something that is easy to understand
Yes, these thoughts and views were inside all along.
But how often do you find yourself in a situation when even the philosophy you were following for years, at some points needs to be “defended and justified” to yourself?
It seems I encounter it every other day.
Probably everyone in self-improvement community will be able to relate to that.
There may be some challenging period, or some new variable added.
I just may not have the energy to remember everything underneath the tip of the iceberg – that ideal I’m striving to align myself to.
Even when I know inside what I believe in, sometimes I find myself in a struggle to come up with the reasons and purpose of doing it.
It is hard to explain my end goal to myself when I have moments of completely low energy.
That is where pre-formed ideas help immensely.
They are like canned thought process, that was already packed to be in ready-to-eat form.
After formulating my concept in an easy to digest way, with key points and some examples, it becomes very easy to use.
It doesn’t take that much mental energy – if any at all – to tap into it.
It usually even uses itself automatically in the background.
It becomes internalized.
I noticed how it happened with some of the articles I wrote – I just need to remember key point from them.
“Choices we make are always the best we can do” – from Your Past Self Is An Unexpected Wise Man
“1% improvement, 1 experience point, is always worth to gain – it will stay with us forever” – Life Is A Grinding Game – Enjoy It
The ideas from them just started to come up when I was making some decisions.
Instead of giving a pep talk and going through all the conversation about why it is good for me, I could just say the main point, and instantly remember all the thoughts and explanations behind it.
It was already processed.
I already went to a rabbit hole and returned with a conclusion.
Now I can reuse it whenever it suits me.
When you are trying to share your idea coherently – the best beneficiary of it is you.
If you are into creation, content and do something similar to me – keep it in mind and it will probably happen on its own.
If you are not – try just writing or recording your most important thoughts – in a way that the world would probably be able to understand, if you wanted to share.
You don’t have to be perfect, it will happen how it’s supposed to happen.
Share your thoughts – it will make you understand them even more.
Share For Yourself.