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Reflective thinking

Reflective thinking
By Dr. Sakthitharan Subramanian • Issue #3 • View online
An update in the personal knowledge flow series

I started writing a series on Personal Knowledge Flow a few months before, which focus on fundamental learning and using it for innovation and creativity. This week, I wrote on Reflective thinking. No, it is not about first principle thinking. “First Principle thinking” is to solve a problem, using, applying first principles. Reflective thinking is part of the learning process. There are much more phases involved in learning. (Refer to the knowledge flow chart).
Beginning of original thinking: Reflective thinking
First Principles Thinking
First Principle Thinking is an approach to solve a problem, while reflective thinking is an (additional) cognition process in learning for a better understanding of the concepts. Knowledge Flow involves both learning and applying it.
When to use pages, tags, or attributes in Roam Research? - Ness Labs
Apps & Productivity
I have stopped using the Fantastical calendar app and started to embrace Apple Calendar App. (Still, Google Calendar is my source Calendar service). Fantastical is a wonderful app, with a lot of features. Right now I decided to reduce my dependency on too many productivity apps, though they are doing their jobs well, the maintenance and integrating setups, switching between them made it counter-productive. In my process of digital shredding, Fantastical is the first app I said bye to.
Now I stopped populating tasks within Calendars. For me, it works better if I keep tasks and schedules (timeboxing) in two separate apps even though both are tightly interdependent. I have my own system of scheduling my day inspired (based on) Carl Pullein’s timeboxing method.
Trying the beta version of Evernote, with added features like ‘Tasks’ for the past one week on both my Mac and phone.
There are no unique messages, only unique messengers. - unknown
Sometimes what’s obvious to us may be an amazing new thing to someone else. Even though a good message was told thousand times before, it doesn’t mean you can’t say it. You can tell it again in your own tone, which may reach more people than it is said before.
This quote inspired me to write more of what I know, what I learned recently. To be frank I have never felt I wrote something who never told or which is never written before or something as a new idea. The aim of sharing is not to prove I know better than the reader. The one and only goal is to learn more by sharing (writing). While the followers and applause are just by-products of it.
If you want to know more, read a lot. If you want to understand more, write a lot.
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