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Become an information omnivore

Become an information omnivore

Wherever you get your news, try getting your news from completely different sources (preferably sources with different views) for the next month. Just see what happens.

One thing that will help your ability to digest information from anywhere is to constantly ask yourself how ideas and concepts relate to one another.

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It’s sad to say, but with the internet, the world has become flooded in bad and/or useless information.

As consumers, we must be ruthless in our consumption habits .

If something is not good or useful within the first 10% of it, skip it.

Life is too short.

And there’s way too much good info out there.

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...habit is to actively seek out thinkers or books or ideas that actively contradict your current beliefs. Doing this is emotionally taxing, but if you’re able to do it, one of two things will happen: you’ll either

a) discover an area in which you're wrong, or

b) you will improve the arguments for your own ideas.

There’s literally no downside to challenging your own ideas and beliefs.

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Responsibility And Fault

Responsibility is considered something that one can be at fault for. That is why people shun responsibility. The truth is actually the opposite.

Accepting responsibility has a fringe benefit: It provides us with more power. We are not aware of this, and therefore are away from true power and freedom.

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The term "emotional labour"

Our feelings are hard at work. In 1983, Arlie Russel Hochschild defined labour as requiring one to "induce or suppress feeling in order to sustain the outward countenance that produces the proper state of mind in others."

Clear examples of emotional labourer are therapists and other healthcare professionals, communications professionals, and educators. But we all do emotional labour when we empathise with our customers or plan a project at work.

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1. Ditch Your Learning Style

Do not be so focused on your learning style. Studies show that learning styles have very little effect on our ability to consume information. 

The myth is still very prevalent today, but it is less about how we learn and more about what we are learning. 

The key is to interact with the information using multiple sources. Use books, videos, podcast and blogs to consume information. 

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