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Self ImprovementA Quote a Day
A quote can be a kernel of knowledge that illuminates and uplifts. A great way to take advantage of the wisdom contained in the words of great (or ordinary) people is by starting each day of the year with a wonderful new quote.
The first thing you have to do is come up with the quotes. The library is full of great quotes books. In addition, you run into good quotes daily, as you read books and listen to people. Keep track of them in a Memo file, or create a custom database to track them.
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Once you have your quotes, create a new Appointment Book file and enter
them into it, on a day. Later you'll merge this file with your current
Appointment Book file.
Tab to Start Time and enter a time (or press (DEL) if you want the quote
to appear as an event). If you set the quote up as an appointment, set
the start time (without alarm) for before you wake up. The appointment
will have come due and will be the first thing you see when you start your
day. If you set the quote up as an Event, it will be displayed at the top
of the screen all day.
Once you have created your QUOTES.ADB file, merge it with your everyday
Other uses for this technique You can use this same technique to create and merge a list of birthdays and anniversaries, legal holidays, holidays from around the world, or other events and celebrations.
Expanding Your Vocabulary Can be Fun and Easy
A large vocabulary allows us to communicate more clearly and with more subtlety. It also allows us to appreciate the depth of expression in works of literature and, in some cases, may even influence a promotion at work.
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Set up a NoteTaker file to track new vocabulary words
New words that you have entered but are not yet defined will show up at the top of the list because there is no information in the Note field to sort on.
Bringing up a definition
When you want to review your list of words, read down the list until
you come to a word you are not sure of. Guess the meaning of the word,
then press (F3) (Note) and read the definition. (On the 200LX, you can
also press (CTRL) (D).) Next, try every way possible to use the word in
the next conversation you have. (You may find yourself getting very creative
in your conversations.) Other uses for this technique You can also use
this technique to learn foreign language vocabulary, to memorize people's
names or answers to test questions.
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