I am starting to come to a realization about the age we are in - we don't lack information. We can get every nano of info (good and bad) from every source every minute of the day on every kind of device (including our refrigerators LCD). We can tag it, index it, google it, email it, store it, rate it, blog it, share it, reply to it, video it, twitter it, etc......
Guess what - you are never ever going to be able to take it all in and stop trying to. Slow down, pick and choose, absorb and learn and most of all breathe. Information is great - just don't drink it and make yourself too drunk.
I was talking with a friend the other day who was just so overwhelmed by it all - the phone, the email, the pace. Guess what - it is a choice. You can either control it - or it controls you.
These days - I have started to just mark all of my RSS items read at the end of the day and I still work to get my inbox to zero (thank you Mr. Allen). I focus on a clear mental picture of "Mind Like Water" and complete control over the info at hand. It takes time but it works.
Here is the best part - everything you are so focused on not missing - it just got digitized. That means it does not go away ever again. It is now available to anyone - when you need it.
So here are the things I am focused on these days:
- spending less time reading and sharing everything out there - just what I need for that day
- spending more time prioritizing and accomplishing the little things (They add up)
- learning to be more present each day with myself and those around me.
Life is too short to look back and say - I wish I bookmarked more on Delicious.