We live in a pretty incredible time, we have the knowledge of the entire world in our pockets, if we have a smart phone.
Lets say you decide to chase your dream and you start to research it. You start off slow but get deeper into the research, every time you search, you discover something new and amazing. Do you see how this could be a problem?
I’ll give you an example. Three years ago when I started chasing my dream of being a writer, I got online and my eyes were opened. There was so much amazing content that I was confident I could make this dream a reality.
However, after spending months reading and planning, it was time to put some of this into action and I couldn’t, I didn’t know where to start! I had a severe case of information overload.
So what is it and how can you get over it? Let’s keep it simple:
All Learning and not doing
Brendon Burchard says “An expert is a student first” which means we should always keep learning. No matter where you’re at in the process, there will always be more room to learn and grow.
However, when all you’re doing is learning without any implementing, you’re not making any progress towards anything. Worse than that, if all you do is learn, you may be getting overwhelmed with which direction to move in.
There are many potential roads that will take you to where you want to go but only one that you need to go down at this very moment.
So that’s what information overload can be but what can you do to get over it?
Every time you learn something, implement it right away
So there’s a simple and effective system for getting over information overload and taking one step closer to your dream.
When you learn something that’s relevant and useful to what you’re trying to accomplish, implement it right away. That’s pretty simple, right?
If you have been learning and researching for a while but not taking action, today has to be your day to do it.
All the information in the world is useless without any action.
The point of learning all this information is to use it to take action and make those dreams a reality. Make sense Continuing to learn and not acting can be an excuse or a symptom of you listening to all those doubts and fears. Learn, then act.
So as you read this and think about where you’re at right now, where do you fall? The more action you take, the closer you get.
Have you or are you experiencing information overload?