So many aspirations, so little time. I initially designed the mindframing method to achieve specific goals, such as learning how to code or running a marathon. Mindframing consists in breaking down long-term projects into four different phases: pact, act, react, impact. And I think it’s perfect for exploring and expanding on new topics—basically curating the world.
The Pact phase is the decision to consistently repeat a specific action. For instance, coding every day, reading one book every month, or going for a long run every week. The Act phase is about executing on that commitment. This goes hand-in-hand with the React phase, where you document and share your journey, lessons, processes. Finally, the Impact phase is when you work on a larger-scale project, combining everything you learned so far.
After more than a year using this process for myself, I realised it also works pretty well when you don’t have a specific goal in mind. In my case, mindframing has a been a great all-purpose learning framework. If your goal is just to learn and grow as a person, mindframing may be a good fit.
You may use any note-taking tool you like to use—I know many readers are big fans of Notion and Evernote—but here is an overview of how I’ve been implementing mindframing inside Roam Research.