May 22, 2021

The Feynman Learning Technique [62/365]

The Feynman technique is a way to learn at a very fast pace while retaining quite a lot of information about the topic. It focuses on teaching and getting feedback from this teaching to improve further your understanding of the topic. There are 4 steps to this technique: Choose a concept to learn Pretend that you are teaching it to someone else Identify where you got stuck or where your understanding is lacking and learn more about that Organize your material and make your explanations simpler The goal of this method is to get to understand the topic to the point where you can explain it to someone who knows nothing about it and have them understand the concepts. Read more

May 21, 2021

Letting Ideas Simmer [61/365]

Any complex enough problem will take time to solve. You’ll probably focus on it for a long time, and maybe even get so lost in it that you don’t even make progress anymore. You just go in circles. In that case, take a step back. When you do, your mind will have to stop focusing, and you’ll be able to take a look around. Notice what is there. It may hold the key for you to solve your problem. Read more

May 20, 2021

About Your Second Brain [60/365]

I’ve been interested in the topic of the second brain as it seems a much more reliable way to store information. More than that, it would be the most efficient way to retrieve them instead of having just a big blob of everything which do not make sense to you. From a first impression, I think that this second brain can only be personal. A global one is called the internet, and it is so massive that we cannot wrap our heads around it. Read more

May 19, 2021

Reflecting on Myself [59/365]

At times, one has to stop and reflect on their actions. Is that really who I want to be ? Is this action really what will make me happy, today and for the coming years ? Am I doing something useful ? I forced myself today to stop and think about those questions. I don’t like the answers I got. Because of that, I am doing some writing for myself, to make things clearer, to define strategies to counter my shortcomings and start becoming someone I can actually be proud of. Read more

May 18, 2021

Missed a Day [58/365]

Yesterday, I did not see the time fly by and missed a day of writing. And that’s ok. I’m now getting back up from it, and will keep going with the challenge. There are multiple reasons that I missed this day. First, I was focusing on my day job, and just did not see the time go by. I also took some time to relax which had the same effect. On top of this, I am not seeing any progress from this challenge in terms of traffic, and it really feels like a waste. Read more

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