Do you ever get overwhelmed by the massive amount of information that is thrown in front of your face and crammed into your head every day?
I do, too.
The worst part is that I know I’m to blame. I choose to fire up Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter during moments of downtime. I choose to read the blog posts and email blasts that appear in my inbox. I choose to listen to podcasts while I drive around town. I choose to read 3 books at a time.
It’s not just overwhelming, it’s counterproductive. We spend the vast majority of our time consuming information, but spend hardly any time taking action on all that info. Most of it, we don’t do anything with at all.
That’s why I’ve decided to cut my information consumption in half. I’m also going to double the amount of action I take on the information that I do consume.
Take in less; do more with it. I’m convinced this will become my new winning formula.
By the way, I’m also taking the same approach with the information I produce. Which is why today’s post is much shorter than usual.
Wanna play along? Here’s an action you can take right now: leave me a comment or ask me a question about this idea. I’d love to hear what this stirred up in you.
P.S. I shot a short “Superpower Sunday” Facebook video on this topic if you’d like to hear me elaborate on this (but not too much, of course). Watch the video here.