By Michell Léon
When you make development leaps in life, it's because you experience unexpected awareness — also called an aha-experience.
All of a sudden, you are aware of something you were not a few seconds ago, and it changes everything. You see life from a different perspective.
It's a habit
Personal development is all about going through processes with the aim of such an experience. We are constantly searching for unexpected awareness.
Finding it is not always easy, though, and it takes a real effort. You have to get into the habit of challenging your existing patterns of thought on a daily basis, and at some point in that process, you have the chance of obtaining unexpected awareness.
You never know when it will come, and you don't even know if it will, but the more you do to create the conditions for it, the greater the chance of it to happen.
Writing improves your chances
In writing, however, there is a good chance that you will experience it often. In fact, I would be willing to say that you can experience it every time you write, provided you write with one specific purpose.
You see, the moment you write with a purpose, your mind starts chasing that goal, and you are more likely to think in the patterns you usually do.
But when writing with this specific purpose something else happens, and it paves the way for a true aha-experience.
The purpose is this,