Collecting Dots

As a rule, we should:

  • consume more useful information, especially when we have the energy to process something denser;
  • consume balanced information when we have less energy;
  • consume entertaining information with intention or when we’re running low on energy and need to recharge; and
  • consume less trashy information.

To connect dots more easily:

  • Scatter your attention in a richer environment. — You can also use cues to capture everything you need to get done.
  • Write out the problems you’re trying to crack.
  • Sleep on a problem.
  • Step back.
  • Intentionally leave tasks unfinished.
  • Consume more valuable dots.

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