The Power of Writing
“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” Martin Luther.
Having dedicated the last year or so of my life to writing, I have been astounded at the way it has given me focus and clarity. It has given me the ability to articulate better than ever before. It has enhanced and motivated me to read. Most of all it has increased this hunger in me to learn, and understand why things are the way they are, and whether or not they can be better.
Jordan Peterson on writing:
“The best thing you can do is teach people to write. No body actually tells students why they need to write. There is no difference between writing and thinking. And thinking teaches you how to act effectively in the world. To win the battles that you fight in the world, some of which are deeply important and will do much good. Writing teaches you how to speak. If you can Think and Speak and Write you are absolutely deadly. Nothing can get in your way. That’s why you learn to write..”
Jordan Peterson (the Power of Writing.)
I believe that every single one of us should learn how to write. If you haven’t written before start journaling for yourself. Pick some hard problems and write on them. Perhaps you might like to start a little blog. Or perhaps you might like to do a writing course. Or take some formalised study if only to learn how to write an essay well.
I exhort each of you. Learn how to write. It will teach you how to critically think. It will teach you how communicate. It will enable you to find your true voice. It will make you articulate and clear. It will make you absolutely deadly.
Each one of you are born to reign in life. To excel. Make a plan of how you can incorporate the discipline of writing in your life.
Like always I would love to know your thoughts on this.
You are dearly loved and richly cherished.
Dr Christine Greenwood
Reign in life
Wink: I think since I started writing I have become sassier than ever. On the last trip we did while we were away for Greenie to preach at a conference, I had to promise Greenie I would behave. He often nudged me under the table if he is getting worried that I will get carried away. I catch him at times looking at me with a worried look when a topic that he knows I am passionate comes up and we are with new acquaintances. Poor Greenie.