With 2 million blog posts being published every day how do you keep on top of them? Of course you don’t. You probably have a number of favourite sites you follow, but may still struggle to keep on top of the posts. I certainly do.
Sometimes it feels I just scan posts so I know I’ve got to the end, I register there were some interesting points and then I move on. I’ve realised that I’m losing out with this approach because I’m not analysing or incorporating the ideas and therefore restricting my learning and growth.
My new approach is to bookmark the posts, either with a star in Google Reader or into Evernote and when I have more time I reread the post. I admit sometimes the second read is as quick as the first but I pick up different points.
With posts that have a lot of information relevant to me I reread them several times because it acts as a trigger to incorporate new ideas and reminds me what I want to achieve. A recent example is 3 Very Simple and Daily Habits That Help Me to Stay Optimistic. I’m working on being more positive and started writing a gratitude / positive journal at the start of the year, however this post has 3 suggestions to being positive throughout the day:
1. Ask yourself questions that let you see the optimistic viewpoint.
2. Get optimistic support from the world around you.
3. Start your day in an optimism creating way.
When I first read them, I thought they were good points, but didn’t think any further. The second time I thought I could benefit from incorporating them in my life and on my third or fourth reread I’ve started to think how I can incorporate them. It is through this rereading that my mind accepts points as its own and wants to act on them.
What do you reread? How do you assimilate information and incorporate it in your life?