Here’s the problem — with so much information to consume we often fall into a predictable trap.
It goes like this.
You come across something insightful in a podcast, a book, or a blog post. Inspired, you start thinking about how this might apply to the challenges that you are facing and the life that you want to create. You glance at the idea and its application.
And then, your thought process is interrupted by the continuous stream of information assaulting your senses.
When we think in glances, we think that real learning has happened.
But it hasn’t.
For example, people hear about the 80/20 principle, do a 30-second calculation in their heads, and then think that they effectively applied the idea.
We must move beyond thinking in glances.
Next time you come across an incredible idea, switch off that podcast, stop reading that blog post.
Spend time with the silence and the beautiful gift of insight.