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How to Survive in a World of Information Overload

How to Survive in a World of Information Overload


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Too Much Information, Too Little Attention

Throughout most of human history, access to knowledge was limited. Power equated to how much information you had access to. Kings built great libraries, and texts were rare and valuable things.

Today, however, what was once scarce is abundant. We’re drowning in information. There are more b...

How to Survive in a World of Information Overload

Pursuing knowledge is great until it becomes a distraction. 

The ability to become Indistractable is a super skill. Without the ability to block out distractions, you’ll be condemned to going...

Mastering information consumption starts with determining your values, then turning your values into time.

Values are attributes of the person we want to be.

Values such as honesty, integrity, self-reliance, and kindness are traits you want to embody rather than something you want to ...

Your Value Calendar

By categorizing our values into three life domains—you, your relationships, and your work—we get two things: an outline of where we spend our time, and a way to think about how we plan our days.

After we come up with our most important values, we must build those values into our calendars. ...

Impose Constraints And Get Things Done

Most people consume information in whatever cracks of time they have in their day, or when they feel bored, lonely, or overwhelmed. Those negative feelings, or internal triggers, are the leading cause of distraction.

  • Schedule i...

Make the Most Of Your Time

After deciding your values, turning them into time, and imposing constraints based on your schedule, you should have a much shorter queue of content that’s worth your attention.

But there’s still one more trick to getting the most of your time: multitasking!

By first turning our value...

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