Information overload and how it effects us. You’re missing something. It’s okay, we all are. We are meant to be, for the most part. If we weren’t forced to miss something, we wouldn’t allow the media and all information distributors to have this much control of us.
I’m not speaking on a conspiracy theory level, but a knowledge and progression level. We’re all missing something, and in many cases a lot of something. Let me give you an example of something I had been missing, and maybe by choice.
It took me years to find out that I am defficient at learning, studying and remembering to be more exact. I’m actually really good at learning, on my own terms. Taking college classes between the ages of 35-40 is not easy, especially when you never spent actual time in a college learning environment, and you didn’t do mich studying in high school, 20 years prior. Now that it matters and you’re doing something for a good reason, you want to do it well.
I have been blinded by what works for me because I thought too much about what other people did, or I just thought I would remember, but there is way too mich information and I found that the things I remember aren’t the things being tested at the end of a module. Frustrating. I also found that I read things and interpret them how I want, usually in a way that suits us, and our goals best. Like doing the least amount of work, for instance.
Through reading, studying and testing, especially open-book, I finally figured out what works best for me, but it took a lot of thought. I came to the answers i needed by focusing on how to absorb the information best, while I was reading it, not well after, because, well, we really never go back like we say we will. We lead ourselves to failure because we get caught up in things that are shoveled to us in mass quantities as promotion. Things that really only hurt us.
When we take the focus away from our own progression, we fall into a state of regression, and right into the hands of the people who get paid to spread misinformation in bundles, hoping something touches the right nerve, taking us off course.
Think about it. What have you been wanting, or possible needing to do that you have not been able to accomplish? Now think about what you have spent that time on.
Sometimes, for me, it’s this. Keeping up with models of advertisement and social media to get a target audience that needs help in life, in one way or another, takes quite a bit of time, but its time well spent because if I get to one person while I’m doing it, it makes up for the short time I could’ve been researching or program planning. The point is to help the people, so as hard as it is for me to take time away, I know I need to, but, as I’ve learned, I need to do it on a designed schedule, and get it all done together so that it doesn’t last all day, which it can.
Stay away from sources that take you away feom your goals. Stay away from topics that drive you away from your planned course. Stay away from people who are really there to be an obstacle, playing no active role in your evolution.
When you start to do something, think about why you’re doing it and take a few minutes to think about how you’re doing it and if you could be further along if you changed an aspect of it. Progress……