Lately, I’ve been listening to the same podcast over and over and over again.
I just put the same track on repeat.
I must be over 20 listenings of Assessing Risk and Living Without a Rope – Lessons from Alex Honnold.
It’s a different beat than jumping from content to content.
I noticed when I’m repeating the same content to myself, with every new listening, I get new insights.
The new information has time to settle down in my mind.
I cover less content. But the content I pass some time on gets meaningful.
It makes sense when you think that our attention span varies. We get distracted. We lose focus. Our thoughts get in the way.
It can be hard to assimilate a subject in one sit down. But when you repeat the same piece of information many times, you can feel the shift in your head.
It pays to carefully choose the information you’re consuming. When you have a great piece on hand, revisiting it more that once could bring you to understand the author deeply.