How many times has it happened that you think of something (not necessarily an idea), but something of significance, that you may want to think about more later on, or something that you want to do… But a few thoughts later or as time passes, you just can’t remember that thought.
What can you do? Your brain is designed in a way to have constant thoughts, one after the other – sometimes many are linked to just one topic and sometimes it jumps from topic to topic, and sometimes when you aren’t distracted, you’re just sitting there blank.
There are some rare occasions when a particular thought is of quite significance to you and you know you’ve to remember it… It is during those moments when amidst all the chaos of time and thoughts, you are able to remember that thought.
But otherwise… Can you remember a previous thought? I don’t think so.
This is also why anyone who’s ideating on literally anything is said to have some kind of journal or anything to put their thoughts on with them, at such times.
You never know when you’ll have a notable thought and whether you’d be able to remember it or not… Better write it down before another thought (maybe important or maybe wasteful) comes on and disturbs this current thought.