I STARTED this blog post because I wanted to offload a bubbling mass of information about the atomic habits I've developed in support of effective personal knowledge management (PKM). Then I paused in mid-sentence to for my daily review with my Readwise app.
"You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems." That's one of the takeaways I've learned from James Clear.
My goal during the next two months is to start a lifelong learning programme that will help creatives improve their personal knowledge management skillsets. During the first week of November, I'm culling through several facets of a syllabus.
- Atomic Habits worth considering
- How to educate Feedly
- Visual thinking with record cards
- Building an Idea Pipeline
I've learned that the students who want to improve their PKM also want to enhance their visual thinking. I'm starting to believe we need to actually construct an Old Skool Zettelkasten, perhaps with a look similar to a card catalogue. Furthermore, I believe I need to audit a terabyte of images, photographs, and sketches to see if anything I've collected can be used to help in the teaching and learning of effective PKM.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological University of the Shannon.]