A daily reality of our digital age is the constant stream of information, readily available when you want it and competing for your attention. The advantages are obvious. The value is undeniable. The breakthroughs are incredible.
It’s never been easier to learn a skill, talk to your distant family, video chat with global teams, build a business, get entertainment on-demand, share an opinion with the world, talk to a doctor, interact with celebrities, build a personal brand, start a side hustle, buy anything you want, etc.
It’s not all good though. Six unfortunate consequences I see every day in our digital information age are:
Hard to confidently separate truth from lie and useful from useless.
Indecision in what to pay attention to and act on.
Overvalue consuming information above taking action.
Fear of missing out (FOMO) if you’re not consuming information.
For those of you who are competitive or operate in a competitive environment, this is one of two or three skills I believe separate the winners from the losers. It will only increase over the next 10 years. If you can’t filter you’re finished.
Embrace the chase. Do the work.
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Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior. He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people.