Michelle's Digital Garden

Overcoming collector's fallacy


When collecting, ask yourself “is this something that’s actually of value to me?”

Use read it later services so you’re separating the collecting + reading processes.

  • After some time, the article you previously thought was interesting now no longer seems relevant, so you delete it.

Set aside a daily processing time block to review your inbox

Do a monthly purge of your collections + lists

  • If you need to, move learning topics to a someday/maybe list to get it off of your mind and to reduce the size of your “active” lists.

Source: The Collector’s Fallacy

Related Topics: Knowledge Managment

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