I’ve extolled the virtues of note taking in the business setting.

What about the other parts of your life? Aren’t there things that bear remembering outside of work?

This article from Lifehacker talked about the importance is taking notes when with friends. I would extend that to taking notes everywhere, always.

I carry a notebook with me at all times. It’s served me well over the past 12+ years. My only regret is that I started so late in life.