Only 30 Seconds! -part1 - Deepstash
Only 30 Seconds! -part1

Only 30 Seconds! -part1

Immediately after every lecture/meeting/ any significant experience, take 30 s — no more, no less — to write down the most important points.

If you always do this, and even if you only do this, with no other revision, you will be okay.

  • It’s not note taking: It’s an act of interpretation, prioritization & decision-making.
  • Quantity is not an excuse: Capturing everything is worth less, we only avoid the hard work of deciding what something counts .
  • You learn to listen better, ask better questions: this habit changes the way you pay attention to a talk/discussion.

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Only 30 Seconds! -part2
  • Act quickly: Waiting a few hours, you may recall the facts, but you lose the nuance. And this makes all the difference in deciding what matters. (The tone/way one seemingly simple suggestions sparks others? The shadow of an idea in your mind? Write down fast!)
  • You’re able to help others more: This habit helps to observe what matters to other people, manage different interests in future conversations, understand others needs and so solve their problems.
  • Each time you practice, it gets a little easier, a little more helpful/valuable and little more fun.

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