Filter failure

Filter failure

When I searched “How to make money” on Google About 4,950,000,000 resultsĀ (1.04 seconds) appeared. Four-billion and nine-hundred fifty million is a lot of information for anyone to process. Lets say that again, FOUR BILLION results in 1.04 seconds.. If you want to learn how to make money you have 4 billion different results, but all you need is one to start with. This is the dilemma: it is not information overload, instead it is filter failure.

How to choose

Of the 4 billion results that showed up, most is probably rubbish. How do you find a needle in a haystack? You start looking, and you keep moving forward until you find it. Filtering through all the rubbish is a constant stream of questioning. The longer you do it, the easier it is to see what is rubbish and what is a golden needle of knowledge.

It’s okay to end something

We have a twisted perspective of the end being negative. The end is a new beginning with more knowledge. Use the experience as a stepping stone to the next stone. Life is a series of stepping stones. Each stone is a destination, but the path is what it’s all about. Enjoying the endings (in any emotional state) and having the courage to start again.

The mind’s filter

All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone

Blaise Pascal (1)

Rest is another one of those things that make people antsy. We feel like we constantly have to be doing something. After 5 years of working out I have come to realize that rest is equally important, if not more important, then the physical work out. The body needs to recover to grow. Similarly, the mind needs that rest. I would constantly be bombarding my mind with new podcasts, books, documentaries. I had a good memory and could regurgitate what was said, but I’d be lying if I said I understood what I was saying.

What I have begun to do when I come across a needle of knowledge is seek to understand it fully. Sit on the concept mentioned and break it down, instead of filling my head up with more facts. Following the stream of questions until I run out: the end.

Click here to read the previous article: Happiness is a choice

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