How to Better Remember and Make Use of What You Read

Have you ever read a book passage that you’re certain could one day be applicable to your life? But, between your shopping list, work to-dos, and your aunt’s upcoming birthday, the passage quickly fades from your memory causing you to draw a blank when you really need to reference it.

When I began reading seriously for personal growth at the end of last year, I experienced this problem constantly. I was flying through books, but I was unable to recall or use any of the information.

Over the past year, I’ve been exploring and testing new methods for organizing what I’m reading for easy retrieval in the future.

Find out more about systems used by Ryan Holiday, Austin Kleon, Maria Popova, and more on the Zapier blog.