The New Millennial sickness
We are all sick, sick because of infobesity; a new term that every millennial can identify with. But, can we get a cure? or are we going to get absorbed by the selfish-consumerism stereotype we have been classified on and do nothing about it?
In this blog post, I would like to share with you this new term that just blew my mind a few weeks ago when I was listening to a podcast of one of my favorite speakers, Rodrigo Chavez.
Since we started in school, we have been told that the more informed we are, the better decisions we will make; that is the reason why in every task you have, you start doing research from many different sources until you finally get tons of information. However, what do you do with all that information? When you are obese, you cannot move or it is hard to execute some physical actions, the same happens with infobesity, if you don't do anything with all that information, it becomes useless.
You have taken online courses, listened to podcasts, watched the news/youtube tutorials, read books and blogs like this. For sure you are very well prepared! but, what are you doing with all this information? People say knowledge is power, nevertheless, I have to disagree on that. Knowledge is nothing if you do not execute any action with it. The keyword here is “execution”.
But, how can we solve it?
As for obesity, here’s your 3C’s diet plan for Infobesity:
- Commit! set goals and have a purpose in everything you are spending your time on and then ask yourself: How can I use this information in my job/personal life?
- Climb! Take steps in the process, identify your mental blockers, make a detox on your mental bad habits that distract you from your goals.
- Conquer! smarT goals with T of ‘timetable’ set a deadline. You can achieve your goals or not, it doesn't matter. What really matters is that you can ask. What did I want to learn about it?
We are all “infobese”, but we can solve it! From today on, it is all about following this short diet and set specific purposes to all the knowledge we acquire.
Rodrigo Chavez Podcast
Infobesity- Gerard Adams
Extreme ownership by Jocko Willink TED Talk
The one thing book by Gary Keller
Why you should define your fears instead of your goals by Tim Ferriss TED TALK