I collect success. From stories of heroes to gems of insight, I gather and organize principles, patterns, and practices for success. It’s like a living playbook for life with short-cuts, success patterns, and proven practices. It supplies me with insight and action that I can use for just about every situation. Whether it’s motivation or strategies or tactics, it’s my unfair advantage and how I get the edge in life. It’s truly how I “stand on the shoulders of giants.”
“The problem of information overload, therefore, may not be the quantity of it but our inability to know what to do with it.” - Danniel Tammet
One of the most important skills I mastered early on at Microsoft, is information management. My ability to organize information directly impacts my success. For me, information management is the key to daily productivity from researching to learning faster to keeping my email inbox empty.
How do we “know” something? … I think you’ll like this as a simple model to help answer the question – how do you know something to be true? There are 3 main ways:
1. Experiential (empirical)
2. Cognitive (Rational)
3. Constructed (Creational)
Some books and authors change how we think.
I was catching up with an old friend and I was distilling some of my favorite books into one-liners to show the contributions of various authors. He suggested I share them as a post, so here it is ...
One of the models that helps me cope with learning new skills is the 4 stages of competence. It helps remind me of the progression from the early awkward stage to the competent stage. According to the model, you move from unconscious competence to unconscious competence.