字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント - In this video, I'm gonna take you through the seven levels along the journey of trying to remember everything that we read. Hey friends, welcome back to the channel. If you knew him, my name is Ali. I'm a doctor based in the UK and on this channel, we explore the strategies and tools that help us live healthier, happier, more productive lives. And if you're anything like me and you're interested in personal development, lifelong learning, becoming a better thinker and all that stuff you'll know that reading is a very important part of this, but if you're anything like me, you've read a lot of books, but you've probably forgotten the vast majority of the stuff that you've read and probably haven't yet applied it to your life in the way that you'd liked. A few months ago, I realized that this was a big issue for me. And so I've been actively working to try and remedy it. And so in this video, I'm gonna share what I think are the seven levels along this path of trying to remember more of the stuff that we read and apply to our lives. We start off our reading careers at level one, the Muggle. This is basically where we read stuff, but we're just reading it. We're not highlighting it, we're not taking any notes. We're not really engaging with the material beyond just passively reading it. And when we're muggles and trying to learn about a new topic like entrepreneurship or whatever, we'll end up just reading loads and loads and loads and sort of hoping we're gonna passively absorb stuff by diffusion, by osmosis, whatever, but we're not like actively using any brain power to engage with it. This is fine if we're reading fiction, but for nonfiction, and when I read nonfiction, I kind of wanna get some insights from it. I want to learn stuff. I'm a dumb-ass and therefore, I just forget everything that I read and therefore, this isn't good for me. And it's probably not just me because there is a phenomenon in memory research called the forgetting curve, which just shows that over time, our memory for everything decays unless we find a way to engage with it or consolidate our memory of the thing. At some point, we might realize that our Muggle existence is pretty unfulfilling. And so we'll come across level two of the journey, which is The Squib. And when you become a Squib at level two, you're now reading stuff, but you are highlighting or underlining the things that particularly resonate with you. This is easy enough to do if you read on a Kindle or you can use one of these like old school things, I don't even know what the court anymore, because we haven't used this stuff. And this is what I was doing since I first got a Kindle in around 2008, 2009, all the way through to 2018. When I discovered that actually there were more levels along this path. And this is fine because highlighting stuff is kinda nice. And it's kind of fun to use one of these old fashioned antique devices. But the problem with highlighting stuff is A, we actually don't remember the stuff that we highlight and there is a mountain of evidence that shows that highlighting or underlining does nothing to actually improve our memory of the stuff. And we also run into the issue that we've got all these highlights, but they're sort of hidden away inside our book or inside our Kindle and we don't really have a reason to go through them. So that was me from 2008, all the way through to 2018. Those were the dark days. But then in September, 2018, I reached level three, which we're calling Hufflepuff. And level three, Hufflepuff is when you have a systematic system for reviewing your highlights. So in September, 2018, I discovered this amazing service called Readwise. Link in the video description. And what Readwise does is that it automatically connects to your Kindle account and it pulls in all of the highlights you've ever highlighted from all the books that you've read. And what they do is that every day, they send you an email with five random highlights. So I started using read wise in September, 2018, and I've been getting this email every day. And for the first few months, I was religiously reading this email and I found, oh wow, this thing that I highlighted five years ago is now very relevant to me today and the Readwise email has surfaced it for me, which was really awesome. But over the last two years, I've kind of become less and less religious about reading my five daily things in the read wise email. I still get it. I still open it from time to time, but it's a bit too passive for my liking. And that is when we get to level four. And we're calling level four Ravenclaw, because I couldn't think of anything else. And I deeply apologize for playing into the stereotype. I didn't mean it. I'm work, trust me. But level four is what I talked about in my video about the magical Insight Logging Framework, which will be linked to somewhere up here. And basically this is a system whereby you automatically pull in your highlights into a central note taking app. And so we can see here, I've got my Readwise database, which has all the books and it shows all the highlights I've made in each one. So I can look at the books and we can see I've got 126 highlights from "Tools of Titans", all of which are gonna be in here. And it also links very nicely to the location and it opens it up in the Kindle web app if that's what I wanna look at. We also have articles over here. So this is taking all of my highlights from Instapaper and we even have Tweets. So these are tweets that I've saved to Readwise that are automatically coming into Notion. And we have podcasts that this is podcast air quotes that I've taken through the app Air to IO. Again, a lot more details about the system in my magical Insight Logging Framework video, which will be linked up there. And so this is level four. This is where we've got a tool that automatically pulls in our highlights. And because I use Notion for absolutely everything in my life, pretty much, it's all very convenient when it's sitting there. But level four is still a little bit problematic because this is still very passive. All we're doing at this point is we're bringing in highlights and we're hoping that our future selves will at some point revisit the highlights just because we want to. And again, I've been doing this for a few months now, but I found that inevitably other things were coming up and I was not finding the time or making the time to actively review the highlights of the stuff that I'd read in Notion. And this is where we start to get into the fun territory, because now we have level five, which is Dumbledore's Army. And when you're at level five or a member of the DA, you engage with books by taking quick notes on the stuff that you've read. Now I'm gonna show you how I do this in Notion. So I've got this book notes database that has all of the books that I read, fiction and nonfiction. And for each of these categories, fiction and nonfiction, I've created templates that I use for my very quick book reviews. And so if I've just read a nonfiction book, I will put a nonfiction book template here. So it asked me to give the title of the book. I can select a genre so let's say productivity, philosophy and magic. Why not? And I can say the date that I finished it, let's say that was today. And basically what this Notion template does is that it creates these categories for me. So firstly, the book in three sentences, impressions, how i discovered it, who should read it, how the book changed me and my top three quotes from the book. So this is actually very quick. And this level, level five, is what I regret not doing with everything that I've ever read. Because if you can just summarize a book in three sentences, that's like a really fantastic way of actually engaging with the content. And as someone like Richard Feynman would say, it's a way of actively ensuring that you actually understand the concepts in the book. And so here are some notes that I took on "Show Your Work" by Austin Kleon. The book in three sentences, share your thoughts and your process and your work online for free. You don't need to be an expert to share your work. Beginners can easily help other beginners and three by sharing your work online, you'll attract an audience of people who care about the same stuff as you do, and this can change your life. So that was kind of my three sentence summary of the book. Then I've got impressions where I just sort of write subjectively what I thought about the book. I have who should read it. Occasionally I have how I discovered the book, if I remember how I discovered it, and here's some notes on how the book changed me and my top three quotes. Now the point of this system is that it does take a small amount of time to actually think about, but it's not a large amount of time. And like, I really wish that if I'd done this for every book that I've ever read, I know I'll be like today, I'd be infinitely more knowledgeable about all this stuff than I am just because I just never considered engaging with this stuff. So level five is I think a good sweet spot between the amount of effort it takes to do this, i.e it doesn't take that much effort, but I think it also gives you a lot of value when you can start summarizing books in three sentences. And if we're doing it for fiction, this is what the template looks like for that. So we've got a section about what it's about, how I discovered it, general thoughts and who would like it. So again, all of these templates are linked in the video description, so you can check it out. And if for some reason you don't yet have a Notion account, you should follow the link in the video description and get it for free. Notion is an absolutely amazing app that I've been using since early 2019 and I think it's fair to say that it's probably changed my life. I organize my entire life around it. I organize my whole business. I use it to take notes at medical school and to prepare for a number of my medical exams, used to track my workouts. I use it to write book reviews. I use it to script all my videos and to work with my team. It's just got so many different use cases and I've got tons of videos about Notion that will be linked in a playlist over there.