Over the last few years, I have discovered my love for writing. Along this journey, I have discovered its many benefits. In this compilation, I have articulated the 12 Most compelling reasons for you to write. I do hope you enjoy reading this and it inspires you to start writing!
1. Writing makes you think
The single most important benefit of writing is that it makes you think, and thoughts are vital in the journey of life. Simply because to think you need to observe, you need to listen, you need to smell, you need to feel, you need to analyze, you need to reason, you need to question, you need to rationalize, you need to appreciate, you need to process, you need to internalize, and you need to conclude.
2. Writing brings clarity
One of the most important prerequisites for writing is clarity — clarity in data & facts, clarity in reasoning, clarity in views, and clarity in opinions. At the outset, you may not necessarily have the clarity to write, but before you finish you should achieve this clarity, otherwise you will not be able to complete a piece of writing to your own satisfaction.
3. Writing facilitates learning
One of the perks of writing is that it facilitates learning, because when you write you tend to ask questions — both to yourself and others. You tend to read, you tend to notice, you tend to reflect; and all of these contribute towards your learning.
4. Writing enables growth
As long as you learn, you grow. Growth can be in one or many dimensions of life such as intellectual growth, professional growth, personal growth, emotional growth, financial growth, and spiritual growth. Growth is a key contributing factor for progress in life.
5. Writing improves your literary skills
If you take the time to write, you will definitely improve your literary skills over a period of time. Not only will you learn new words and improve on the Ps and Qs of writing, but you can also learn and develop alternate literary forms — from prose to poetry. And the only way to improve in anything in life is to continuously work on it.
6. Writing opens new doors
Writing can open the door to new friends, new ideas, new possibilities, new ways to constructively utilize your time, new ways to earn money, new professions, new experiences, new considerations, new contemplations, and new harbingers.
7. Writing makes you disciplined
One of the best results of writing is that it makes you disciplined — in your thoughts, in your daily routine, and in your life. Once you experience the benefits of writing and begin to enjoy it, it becomes a habit… a compulsion… a fascination.
8. Writing gives you ME time
Writing gives you time to be with yourself — to connect within, in your own way, at your own pace.
9. Writing makes you respect other writers
Only when you write do you appreciate the process of writing. This gives you a new found respect and appreciation for other writers.
10. Writing makes you view books in a new light
Only when you begin to write, do you begin to acknowledge all the efforts that go into compiling a book, and only then do you acknowledge and value all the books you read in life.
11. Writing enables to create a personal brand
Writing is a reflection of your thoughts, views, ideas, literary skills, creativity, and opinions. What you write has the potential to influence others’ perceptions of you. This enables you to create, maintain and enhance your personal brand.
12. Writing gives you a chance to leave a legacy
Irrespective of your age, you will always cherish personal writings — be it from your parents, your grandparents, your uncles, your aunts, your nephews/nieces, your children, your spouse, your special friends, your past lovers, your soul mate, your role models, your teachers, your mentors, your students, your boss, or your customer.
And so in the same light, if you do write a note, a blog, a tweet, a poem, a story, an article, a point of view, a citation, a commendation, a paper, a book, it sure has the potential to be of value to someone somewhere — either today or 50 years from now. And that will be your legacy… provided you start writing today.
Published @ http://12most.com/2011/11/22/12-compelling-reasons-write/( 22 Nov 2011); Republished with permission, courtesy of 12 Most