Leverage the power of the brain's connections to capture your thoughts.
The brain is amazing. It is full of connections that link one thought to another. If you've ever been listening to someone and something triggered a rabbit trail of thoughts that sent you to a completely different place, you've experienced the power of those connections.
Most brains do not think linearly without a lot of effort. When I must create an outline, I wind up inserting, deleting, and rearranging things