I finished a book.
What am I supposed to know now?
I took no notes - it was pure enjoyment.
But there were learnings. How does one capture those?
I should sift out of my brain the bits of inspiration...the things I want to do about it.
I should flick through the chapter titles and write notes to keep for reference.
I should pull out my favourite anecdotes so that I can use them in workshops.
I could do what I've always done: move onto the next book before I finish digesting this one.
I want to.
The next book is highly pragmatic.
But so--apparently--was this one.
How many times do we read books and never apply them?
They serve merely as mental rehearsal, entertainment, a trophy to point to and say "Oh, yes! I read that one!"
I want to change this.
I want to have a commonplace book.
I want to set up a zettelkasten (though I'm still not sure what that means).
A system could help me with this.
I recently bought a highly recommended book entitled How to read a book.
Maybe that's the next step.
Either way, it seems like a waste to move on to the next book until I've done this one justice.