As a Information technologist, I have dedicated the last twenty years to learn, use, and support people using the latest computer technologies. Starting in 2023, I've made a fateful decision this month to made a radical change. I'm committing to put my projects, plans, ideas, notes in a analog system as a trial to see if I can make improvements in my thinking, my tracking, and my living. My paper platform of choice is Levenger's Circa organizer and Pilot's Frixion erasable pens. What have I learned so far? I need a hybrid (analog and digital) approach to notes Tasks seem to be better managed using Microsoft ToDo. Written notes are most for work and personal notes mostly digital.
"Every intellectual endeavour starts with a note." (Sönke Ahrens, How to Take Smart Notes) If you accept the premise, you will do your best thinking, analyzing, and problem solving by writing a note. What problem can you begin to "push into a corner" to better define it?