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Jerico Aragon

Monday Weekly Reviews

I figured that Monday is the perfect time to review my week. I have a fresh outlook and high energy because of the weekend break. I always try to follow this one important rule: Don’t end the week with nothing. If I get to accomplish a single important thing every week, I consider it a big win. What are my wins this week? What needs improvement?

Another important part of my reviews is to plan my upcoming week. What do I need to look out for? What do I want to accomplish?

Reviews easily takes 1-2 hours to do. Despite the hours it takes, I see it as worth the time because it helps me realign whatever am I doing now to the big picture I want to be in. It helps me see if I am at the right direction or am I straying away.

Right questions helps me focus on the right things. Currently, the questions I ask myself during reviews are:

  • How was your week?
  • What are you proud of this week?
  • What needs improvement?
  • Do not end the week with nothing. What’s the single most important thing you need to accomplish next week?
  • What’s upcoming this week? What do I need to look out for?
  • What else do you plan to accomplish next week?

 

On reading books

Read one book at a time.

While reading, highlight and take notes ideas that come up to your mind.

At the end of the book meticulously edit your notes to make each idea self-contained for future lookup.

Add the self-contained idea to your Anki flash cards.

Move on to the next book after you have finished editing your notes and published it.

Shelve your book and you can move on to the next.

 

What should I read next?

  1. Area I want to improve on, inline with my stretch goals – check learning path mindmap
  2. Something that induce a terrifying longing. Making me drop everything else to pursue it.