This Week's Reading List 📚
The Brutal Truth About Reading: If You Don’t Take Notes Right, You’ll Forget Nearly Everything by Michael Simmons (24min)
The benefits of public note-taking are (1) Future Value for self and other people. Leaving notes with context helps you remember the info in the future. You and other people can also search and connect the dots later and (2) Deeper Understanding. Knowing that your notes could be viewed by others works as a forcing function to let you process the information deeply. Someone's trash is someone else's treasure. The future is learning in public ;)
How I Stay Motivated Even When Progress Seems Slow by Ev Chapman (2min)
The hardest thing about incremental progress is that it’s so hard to see. You need to (1) Trust The Process: Most of the time we just quit way too early, (2) Find An Anchor Point: Measure yourself against that landmark, and (3) Find The Joy: Find joy in the daily activities that get you to your goal and you’ll find momentum on your side. In the end, the important thing is just don’t give up. The surefire way to reach any of your goals is to just keep going.
Podcast #750: The Surprising Benefits of Forgetting by Brett McKay & Scott Small (27min)
Forgetting resurfaces important information. If you remember everything, it makes it harder to generalize, abstract, and/or filter information. One of the reasons why we sleep is to forget. By forgetting, we can be more creative because you will see unexpected connections among key ideas, and that's why most creative types seem to function best in the morning.
See you next week ;)
Kei and Kazuki
Today's Quote: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein
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