Stop collecting, and start producing
Sat Aug 29, 2020 · 143 words

To benefit from reading, make something out of what you read.

Making something out of what you read could be something as simple as summarizing in your own words or something a bit more involved like a blog post or PowerPoint slides.

Teaching someone is probably the ultimate form of actively making something out of what you read.

The underlying principle remains the same:

Break the collector’s fallacy.

Unless you’re reading for pleasure, passively collecting information in your mind or in your notes is the exact opposite of making something out of what you read.

Collecting is the opposite of learning and knowledge.

So start now… stop collecting, and start producing.

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  1. Living with a Zettelkasten | Blay

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