We have always been asked and taught to internalize things. Internalizing feeds the natural inclination of the human mind for individualism. Thus, the prospect of doing it is always satisfying.
In a world where much is going on, we have seen an increased demand to internalize and reflect on things.
There is a problem though. Because much is going on and much internalizing is happening, the tendency of being overwhelmed becomes an unavoidable occurence. Internalizing then won’t be much of a help when it should be of help.
The solution? Brain dumping. Leaders understand that externalizing is just as important as internalizing. There’s got to be a place to dump the brain out—-paper, board, or tablets. Only when you dump it out before you will you see which to pick & keep and which ones to toss away. There’s always something treasure-like in a pile of mud.