27 Jun 2013 No Comments
“Here information, there information, information everywhere, Oh what shall I do?” Information is ever flowing in today’s world. Television, radio, other people, email and let’s not even talk about the internet – the information super highway. With information bombarding us every day, how can you stay focused and not drown in information overload?
- Get clear on what you want for your life. Have s.m.a.r.t goals.
- Ask the question, can I use this information today, to help me reach my goals? If the answer is no, then move on. If yes, then collect the information.
- Ask the question, can I use this information in the future to help me reach my goals? If the answer is yes, then ask will this information be available later for me to collect? If the answer is no, then collect the information and put a use by date on it, and store it, but if the answer is yes, which probably will the majority of the time, then move on.
- If the answer to question 2 is yes, then TAKE ACTION, on the information that day, but no later than the next day, otherwise you’re just collecting and possibly drowning. And if you collected information for the future, make sure it is utilized by the date specified.
It all starts with having a clear picture and goals, for your life. Then you can ask the relevant questions, about the information that is being presented to you. Then there is no need to go chasing or collecting information that will not be utilized, and cause you to become stuck, because you’re too busy sorting through all the information that you have collected. I had to start practicing this, because I was beginning to go under, and not take action to reach my goals.
Remember that not all information is good information. If you have good, quality information that you feel can help you reach your goals, then stick with it and test it.
If you have some other tips, for how to not drown, in information overload, I would love to hear them, so that I can add them to my list.
“Being the Best Me”
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