How to take smart notes
- tags: Writing
every intellectual endeavour starts with a note.
improving the organisation of all writing makes a difference
The queality of a paper and the ease with which it is written depends more than anything on what you have done in writing ebfore you even made a decision on the topic
Routines require simple, repeatable tasks that can become automatic and fit together seamlessly
writing is not a linear process
Eveen the best tools won’t make much of a difference if they are used in isolation.
Only if you can trust your system will your brain let go and let you focus on the task at hand.
Chatper 1: The Slip-box
One idea, one note is only as valuable as its context, which is not necesarily the context it was taken from.
Even hard work can be fun as long as it is aligned with our intrinsic goals and we feel in control. Only if thw work is set up in a way that is flexible enough to allow these small and constant adjustments can we keep our interest, motiviation and worl aligned - which is the precondition to effortless or almost effortless work.