Make Searchable Notes
Keep notes on what you read. You can do this anyway you like. It shouldn’t be a major creation or a muddled framework. Simply plan something for underline the significant focuses and entries.
I do this in various manners relying upon the organization I’m devouring. I feature entries when perusing on Kindle. I type out intriguing statements as I tune in to book recordings. I canine ear pages and translate notes when perusing a print book.
Yet, here’s the genuine key: store your notes in an accessible configuration.
There is no compelling reason to leave the undertaking of pursuing cognizance exclusively up to your memory. I keep my notes in Evernote. I incline toward Evernote over different alternatives since 1) it is immediately accessible, 2) it is not difficult to use across numerous gadgets, and 3) you can make and save notes in any event, when you’re not associated with the web.
I get my notes into Evernote threely:
- Book recording: I make another Evernote document for each book and afterward type my notes straightforwardly into that record as I tune in.
- Digital book: I feature sections on my Kindle Paperwhite and utilize a program called Clippings to send out the entirety of my Kindle features straightforwardly into Evernote. At that point, I add an outline of the book andaany extra considerations prior to presenting it on my book synopses page.
III. Print: Similar to my book recording technique, I type my notes as I read. On the off chance that I go over a more extended section I need to translate, I place the book on a book remain as I type. (Composing notes while perusing a print book can be irritating on the grounds that you are continually putting the book down and picking it back up, however this is the best arrangement I’ve found.)
Obviously, your notes don’t need to be computerized to be “accessible.” For instance, you can utilize Post-It Notes to label certain pages for future reference. As another choice, Ryan Holiday recommends putting away each note on a file card and classifying them by the point or book.
The center thought is the equivalent: Keeping accessible notes is fundamental for getting back to thoughts without any problem. A thought is just helpful on the off chance that you can discover it when you need it.
- Consolidate Knowledge Trees
One approach to envision a book resembles an information tree with a couple of major ideas framing the storage compartment and the subtleties shaping the branches. You can find out more and improve perusing cognizance by “connecting branches” and incorporating your present book with other information trees.
While perusing The Tell-Tale Brain by neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran, I found that one of his central issues associated with a past thought I gained from social work analyst Brené Brown.
In my notes for The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, I noticed how Mark Manson’s concept of “committing suicide” covers with Paul Graham’s article on keeping your character little.
As I read Mastery by George Leonard, I understood that while this book was about the cycle of progress, it additionally shed some light on the association among hereditary qualities and execution.
I added every understanding to my notes for that specific book.
Associations like these assist you with recollecting what you read by “snaring” new data onto ideas and thoughts you as of now comprehend. As Charlie Munger says, “In the event that you get into the psychological propensity for relating what you’re perusing to the essential construction of the basic thoughts being illustrated, you progressively gather some insight.”
At the point when you read something that helps you to remember another subject or quickly starts an association or thought, don’t permit that idea to go back and forth without notice. Expound on what you’ve realized and how it interfaces with different thoughts.