Thoughts in Progress

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Definition

Your thoughts evolve. If they don’t you have adopted fixed positions. You may no longer be open-minded, susceptible, exploratory.

My values include a life-long commitment to personal development. My search for the Well-Lived Life  means I will have to go on looking. Thoughts in Progress (TIP) are thoughts on the way to becoming articulated and/or realised ideas.


People

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How to Organise Your Notes in Obsidian

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Over the years, I’ve used many note-taking apps.

1.Bear:

I really like Bear . For a long time, this was my note app of choice. You can chuck lots of different things at it, including web clips. Bear also stores your notes as Markdown, so there’s no fear of losing them. The notes don’t really play that well with other apps, and you can’t use it alongside Obsidian  because there’s no way I’ve been able to find to access Bear’s  notes from Obsidian.

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Concept Oriented

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What Should Notes Be About?

Note every note you take should end up in your Zettelkasten or your Note-Making System. Lists of errands to run, jobs to do are best organised elsewhere.
 
I separate the storage of documents (PDFs, web articles and so on) from where I store my notes. This is because I want to avoid the Collectors Fallacy, something I’ve been prone to in the past.
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Evergreen Notes

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My Note-Making Nomenclature

What Are Evergreen Notes?

The term ‘Evergreen Notes‘ is used by Andy Matushak to describe notes which are more than fleeting.

Evergreen Notes adhere to the Zettelkasten Principles which makes recording useful notes  easier to do consistently.

I have developed my own terminology. Instead of Evergreen Notes, I use the term Cornerstone Note because I like the idea that they are building blocks of information.

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Zettelkasten Principles

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A Note-Making System

In order to build a functioning Note-Making System, one that is capable of deepening your understanding about your Areas of Interest, you should adhere to a set of principles. These principles make it easier for you to connect your thinking as it develops, creating linked ideas and concepts. This is one of the ways knowldge turns into wisdom.

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Lasting Value

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Failing at Personal Knowledge Management

In previous attempts at creating and maintaining Personal Knowledge Management Systems (PKMSs), I have thrown lots of material into my storage facility DEVONthink. I was of course thereby demonstrating that I had fallen prey to the Collectors Fallacy.

Items which were stored in DEVONthink may have passed a threshold of interest, but they were prone to two problems:

  • I may have stored items which were of passing interest, but whose utility was ephemeral
  • there was no obvious retrieval method, or means of linking ideas together, even allowing for DEVONthink’s rather impressive AI.
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Information Flow Purpose

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Note-Making Nomenclature

Definition

I designed a methodology called Information Flow that helps me manage what appears in my Note-Making System (NMS).

Information Flow Purpose

  • to deliver a means of sparking abundant creativity for my work as a poet and writer
  • to ensure that there is a system in place for recording insights, ideas, thoughts or feelings associated with an Item of Knowledge which has potential Lasting Value
  • by linking insights, ideas, thoughts or feelings together, I will provide fertile soil for Creativity Activation.
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Evergreen Notes

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What Are Evergreen Notes?

The term ‘Evergreen Notes’ is used by Andy Matushak to describe notes which are more than fleeting.

 

Evergreen notes adhere to the Zettelkasten Principles which makes it easier to do consistently.

I have developed my own terminology. Instead of Evergreen Notes, I use the term Cornerstone Note because I like the idea that they are building blocks of information.

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