A mental note isn't worth the paper it is written on.
You can make mental notes all day long, but they lack the safety features of paper and digital notes. For one thing, you lose them. They exist, but they are floating out there is a closet of cerebral clutter and are only retrieved when looking for something else and usually after a deadline has long expired.
Another problem with mental notes is that they are subject to the distortions of time. It has been demonstrated by neurological researchers that eye-witness accounts are often unreliable and altered by time and intermingling with other memories.
Perhaps that is why the Bible required two eye-witnesses before a person could be convicted of a capital crime.
Then, mental notes are often relegated to lists of lesser leverage in our thinking simply because we did not render them important enough at the moment to write them down.
I have noticed a habit being practiced by my friend, Philip Brewer, a life-coach and artist here in Fresno. He always has a note pad handy and uses it often to record ideas, references, bibliographical information, web site URLs and reminders to himself. no wonder he is sought out as a coach and mentor. By the way, his Steeple Chaser site is worth a visit as is PhilipBrewer.com. I will list his cartoon site as soon as I can remember the URL.
Case in Point: I forgot to make time and space note and my mental faculties failed me.
Entrepreneurs eat ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Good ideas are worth remembering and writing down. so are not-so-good ideas. They can be sorted out later or even trigger good ideas.
Now, having written this, i have made a note to myself to take more notes. If you get some benefit from the suggestions as well, that's good.
Now, i need to go back and read some of my notes.
Make a note of this: My friend and our Skate Church Pastor, Bill Tucker is a local entrepreneur with a vision. He set up Toner Overnight to meet a need and deserves your patronage. He will do a good job for you.