“Experts are constantly seeking to deepen the understanding of their core subject.”
This is why:
“Experts take notes, while novices don’t see the point.”
Taking notes helps us gain a better understanding because “people can only hold so many items in their working memory before they start to fall out.” Tim Ferriss trusts the weakest pen more than the strongest memory.
Do you have a system of taking notes?
“I take lots of notes in paper moleskine notebooks; every week or so I go back with a different colour pen and circle the key sentences; I then transfer these ideas to Evernote files on my computer; and finally, I blog/tweet/publish/email out the crispest, most important ideas or quotes.”