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Pigeon of Discontent: “How To Organize My Notes?”

Posted Jul 10 2012 10:03am

Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the Bluebird of Happiness, we’re also plagued by those small but pesky Pigeons of Discontent.

This week’s Pigeon of Discontent, suggested by a reader, is: “How should I organize my notes?


But, as I reveal in the video, I don’t have a good solution for organizing notes. I have the most basic of systems. (Though I should have noted that in addition to my catch-all “Notes” document, I do have enormous, dedicated “notes” documents for each of my book subject–happiness, Churchill, JFK, etc.)  I would love to hear from readers who have a system that’s more refined!

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…

In which I acknowledge that a key to happiness, for me, is taking notes.

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So, how about you? Do you love to take notes? Handwritten or on the computer? If you’ve found a good system, please share.

You can post your own Pigeon of Discontent at any time; also, from time to time, I’ll make a special call for suggestions.

You can check out the archives of videos here .

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