How To Survive In The Information Age

We have a TON of information at our fingertips.

Some of it is true.

Some of it is not.

Some of it appears true but after some training, we can see it’s false.

Some of it isn’t true or false.

Some of it was once true and isn’t anymore.

Some of it requires a lot of time to understand.

Some of it requires a lot of intelligence to understand.

Here’s the punchline:

We’ve got a ton of “information” to filter through.

The hard part isn’t finding data, it’s analyzing it.

It’s what we choose to believe.

And if you haven’t developed a good information filter, you’ll be overwhelmed by the firehose through which it comes.

What’s important is constantly refreshing your version of reality based on the most up-to-date and the most ruthlessly investigated information.

Else, your business becomes less useful, your expertise becomes obsolete, and the quality of your output degrades.

That’s right. Refreshing your version of reality.

Piece of cake, right?

2 Minute Action

Here are 5 questions you can ask yourself to get closer to understanding how to improve your information filter and keep learning.

  1. What’s something you once believed to be true but don’t anymore?
  2. What experiences or people helped change your mind?
  3. When was the last time you were so surprised because you learned something new?
  4. What kind of people were around you when you had these experiences?
  5. Why were you there in the first place?

Take a look at these answers and you might see something emerge–maybe a pattern.

Now that you have some insight, it’s up to you to put yourself in a position where you’re more likely to be lucky.