By taking the time previously to summarize these notes in multiple layers, I’m lowering the transaction cost of pulling these sources into my writing in the present. Lowering the transaction cost — the friction — makes the rewards of writing come more quickly, which creates a feeling of momentum that makes the experience more intense and enjoyable. I’m combining distillation and random access — concentrating the insights from a period of months down into a dense pool of explosive inspiration triggers at my fingertips.
Mood as Extrapolation Engine: Using Emotions to Generate Momentum
Tiago Forte

I seriously need to improve my distillation skills. Reprocessing info is a huge speedbump for me because my memory is so terrible to begin with that when I go back I can’t remember why it’s important or what I thought I could get out of it.

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