Re: Assimilation of knowledge
The thing would be to really figure out how it applies to YOUR life.
And be specific.
Millions of people read these types of books, but most go, "wow, great idea" and then carry on with their life without any thought about the ideas they just read.
Write down a concept you learn that you think is a good idea, and then write down how to applies to you specifically in your life's situation.
Not every concept will apply to you, which is OK. Which is why it's important to write down how it applies to you, so you can sort through the concepts and internalize what best suits you, and not to bother with trying to apply some concepts that just don't work for you.
And then reading different authors, some advice may contradict each other, which again is why you have to think about how it applies to you to make the best decisions.