How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” by Ryan Holiday (Thought Catalog)

Some of the greatest men and women in history have kept these books. Marcus Aurelius kept one–which more or less became the Meditations. Petrarch kept one. Thomas Jefferson kept one. Napoleon kept one.

Was ist ein Commonplace Book?

A commonplace book is a central resource or depository for ideas, quotes, anecdotes, observations and information you come across during your life and didactic pursuits. The purpose of the book is to record and organize these gems for later use in your life, in your business, in your writing, speaking or whatever it is that you do.

Klingt nach einer guten Idee!

„Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed.“

— David Foster Wallace, Autor

Die gesamte Rede, aus der dieses Zitat stammt, ist sehr lesenswert.