How I Use Obsidian To Take Action On The Content I Consume
I consume a lot of articles, podcasts, and videos each week but I would never take action on this content.
I would read something that sparked an idea for me and think “this is a good idea to try out”. Then I’d finish the article, take my notes, and never go back to try out the idea.
It wasn’t until I saw this Tweet from Sam Williams that I realized I was missing something:
I realized I was missing a system for taking action. After replying to Sam’s tweet, I decided to set up a system for this in my Obsidian vault:
This article outlines the current process I’ve set up in Obsidian for taking action on the content I consume.
The Power-Ups Concept
Essentially, this system is a way for me to track initiatives I want to try based on the inspiration I get from articles I read, videos I watch, and so on.
Some examples of potential initiatives include:
- Add a section to my weekly note for work I’ve published
- Review/audit my Twitter lists to make sure they’re up to date
- Try morning pages
In my current system, I use the term Power-Ups instead of Initiatives.
If you didn’t already know I’m a big video game nerd so whenever I can turn something into a game I do. I find it helps to keep me interested and motivated in what I’m doing. It’s like my kind of gamification.
In my Obsidian vault, a Power-Up is a task item with #powerup at the end.