And so am I.
Let me prove it to you.
List out how many articles you’ve read in the last week. Name the podcasts you’ve listened to over the past 7-14 days. Write down how many pages of a book you’ve consumed recently, and how many video tutorials you’ve watched lately. Think about the conversations you’ve had that have spurred you on in the last few days.
Now… write out what you’ve actually done about all that information you’ve consumed.
What action items have you completed that brought about a change in your business or yourself?
If you’re like me, you can’t even name all that you’ve listened to and read… even just in one week.
(think about all the articles you’ve stopped on while scrolling Facebook.)
We live in an information overload age. It used to be hard to get a book or blog published. Not now. Articles are a dime a dozen, and many of them are really good. Self-help books line the bookshelves, maybe your bookshelves. Business books abound. Just this past week, I’ve been referred to 9 of them, every time someone saying, “You have to read this one.”
So, why do we do it? Why do we keep consuming like our life depends on it? Why do we feed our minds an excessive amount… all. the. time?
Because learning is good, and consuming is easy. It makes us feel like we’re improving.
But, unless we’re actually doing something about what we’re consuming, the simple truth is our minds are just getting fat.
In the fitness industry, we fight obesity every day, but what about our minds? As a business owner, if change is going to happen, it has to start with you.
How many journals have you started that only have 15 pages written in them? How many goals have you set that just continue to remain un-hit? I cleaned off my desk yesterday and had 7, yes SEVEN notebooks that I had started. Like a new notebook will somehow help me be more diligent.
So, how do you tighten up? How do you get your mind fit?
Do something about what you’re consuming.
Decide today that you’re not going to allow yourself to read another article without acting on one takeaway. Just one.
Don’t listen to another podcast without writing down the one thing you’re going to do as a result of sacrificing 20 or 45 minutes of your day.
As you’re reading a book, take notes. Write out your action items from your notes, and then do them.
It’s time to take action.
We’re already 1 month into 2017… how’s your year going?
Are you making the changes you hoped… or is it just more of the same?
Doing the same thing the same way and expecting different results only breeds frustration and more of the same.
It’s time for me to clean house, friends. Maybe you too. Let’s get rid of the proverbial chips and ice cream, and start working out our minds so that our businesses will be healthy and strong.
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This post was written by Julie Weldon (firstname.lastname@example.org).