We humans learn something new every day.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could clearly name each and every piece of newly acquired knowledge?
You’d be able to …
• know what you could help others with!
• repeat what you’ve learned and remember it more easily.
• get motivated by visually seeing your progress!
1. Learn to detect new knowledge in everyday life.
How do you observe that you learn something new?
Initially, this only happens in retrospect.
Make it a habit to ask yourself after every session: “Did I learn something new?”
You will see that your brain will get used to this pattern recognition.
It will send you signals as soon as you are confronted with new knowledge that you did not know yet.
2. Create a system to record new knowledge.
Now it is all about capturing the new knowledge it in a way that
• is quick and easy,
• you like to study afterwards.
I personally use a special page in Notion for my “Learnings”. There I record the new knowledge as bullet points.
To access it quickly, I created a widget on my homescreen with direct access.
3. Sort the new knowledge by topic.
I first throw all knowledge into one list.
Whenever I feel like it, I sort the items into topics. For me these are:
Marketing, Sales, Product Management, Productivity, Personality, etc.
If you want, you can also copy the knowledge out of the inbox and keep it there. This way it stays in a chronological order. That’s how you’ll be able to determine when you acquired which knowledge.
Have fun keeping track of your knowledge! It is like watching a plant grow.
And by the way, it can be quite addictive.