Context: "The perfect is the enemy of the good." I remember reading this statement in "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" by Lori Gottlieb and experiencing an Aha moment. Have you ever had one of those moments while reading a book, an article, a summary, or listening to a podcast?

We often come across lines or references that connect surprisingly well to our circumstances. While some of these may not be entirely relevant to our present situation, these "Aha" moments improve our understanding and provide us with vital knowledge that may be relevant to our "future or past selves". Now, it is cognitively impossible to remember and recall everything you read within a single reading. In the current digital age, the process of storing everything via means of writing is time-consuming and may push you to miss the forest for the trees.

Naturally, you would find yourself looking for ways to capture, review and integrate information to improve your memory and compound your knowledge with time (after all, compounding is the eighth wonder of the world – Thank you, Einstein!)

Key Takeaway: You must document the information you consume. The three-step process suggested by "Readwise" beautifully highlights a way to maximise your knowledge; let's learn how to use it!

  • Capture: highlight the meaningful or relevant information so that your mind can utilise them later, i.e., cognitive offloading,

  • Review: revisit the daily dose of wisdom and filter or modify concepts and refine your understanding,

  • Integrate: apply the information to your everyday life by improving their retention, enhancing your creativity and enhancing your insight.

You can remember them as Cri (Pronounced as "Cry")

Readwise imports "highlights" from most apps and saves your time, eases your effort and produces a favourable outcome.

Lastly, don't believe in these words without trying the app. You can enter the link mentioned below to get a free subscription for a month.

Experiment with the process and choose for yourself.

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