“We’re drowning in information and starving for wisdom.”
We live in the information age. In an instant you can have top technical and scholarly articles on nearly any subject.
Information is easily attained. That’s the good news. The bad news is we love to consume information: news, books, movies, podcasts (irony recognized), social media, etc. On and on it goes. Information. Information. Information.
All this information consumption comes at a cost. The cost is stagnation. By consuming information, we feel as though we are actually doing something.
“Well,” you say, “information is knowledge and knowledge is power!” “A little information can’t hurt?” Correct. A “little” information is very likely a good thing. Too much information has a price for many of us.
In many cases, the consumption of information is precluding actual effort. Information/knowledge is only potential power. One needs to act!
On a recent mastermind call, one of the participants was troubled by his recent health report. He was deemed overweight with too much visceral fat, and there was concern about possible diabetes and other health issues. The group began to recommend books to read and documentaries to watch. Even the concerned member, who already had seen multiple doctors and had reports, believed that he should see another specialist and doctor.
The concerned participant already had more information than he needed. He was drowning in information, and what he needed was action.
In fact, what he needed was consistent action (HABIT). He was encouraged to begin habit tracking relative to his diet and exercise. Habit tracking is where the rubber meets the road. His problem wasn’t lack of information, it was lack of action.
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TOOLS/BOOKS WE RECOMMEND:
The Psychology of Achievement (Brian Tracy)
The Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale)
The Magic of Thinking BIG! (David Schwartz)
Think & Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
The Success Principles (Jack Canfield)
Getting Things Done! (Allen’s Great Book!)
**HABIT FACTOR RESOURCES!!**
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