What If Writers Embraced Chaos to Find Patterns?

Unlocking productivity through disorder

Rick Martinez
4 min readJun 10, 2024
Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash

Chaos often gets a bad rap.

Even Game of Thrones might agree…

“Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them.”

-Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish

We’re conditioned to think that order is the holy grail of productivity. But what if I told you that embracing chaos could be the key to uncovering powerful, productive patterns in your life?

Let’s dive into how disorder can lead to remarkable discoveries and actionable steps you can take to harness the chaos.

Why Chaos is Your Friend

We live in a world that craves order.

Schedules, routines, and lists dominate our lives. While structure is important, it’s often in the chaos where the magic happens. When we allow ourselves to step into the unknown, we open doors to creativity and innovation. For instance, think about brainstorming sessions. They’re messy. but often lead to groundbreaking concepts.

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Rick Martinez

My journey began on food stamps • I help CEOs & entrepreneurs write & publish books that give them authority & legacy • Former CEO turned ghostwriter