The problem with looking at a lot of information is that ultimately you find yourself in the position of having to sift through it all to get your answers. And if you happen to be interested in a field with a lot of exciting possibilities, like the areas of spiritual development and human potential, my personal favorite, you can find yourself wondering what to do with all of it.
Consuming too much information can even create doubt—if you get lost in finding the “perfect” answer or process.
Have you ever found yourself wandering through mountains of information looking for an answer to something? Is there something in your life that you’ve been looking for, yet you still haven’t made a choice, committed, or aligned with your desired outcome?
Look to the areas of:
- spiritual practices
- how to set and align with the “right” goals
- building wealth
- losing weight or exercising
- choosing the right business model
- finding the “right” partner
- or being proactive, instead of procrastinating …
and you’ll see an opportunity to choose somewhere. Most people, at some point, have found themselves in a “black hole”, looking for information, and not choosing anything. This consumes a lot of energy, makes you tired, and takes you nowhere.
Here’s a powerful secret.
There isn’t just one perfect answer, or one perfect choice!
Sure, some choices are better than others, but often it’s better to choose something because when you choose, you have an opportunity to learn and actually experience something amazing! Who knows, you may even have some fun?
If you are willing to move forward, trusting that what you need will be provided along the way, you will have all that you need, when you need it!
Here’s another secret.
If you think you have to create your own process or have the “perfect way” before starting something new — you will never begin.
You’ll always be looking for the right way and getting ready … yet making little progress in the areas that really matter to you.
With so much information available, it’s easy to get distracted. It may even be tempting to wander around in the information or awhile. But we can lose years doing this, especially if we forget why we were looking for the information in the first place.
If you find yourself wandering in a sea of information, ask yourself:
- What am I really looking for, and is this really serving me right now?
- If so, what will I do with this information?
- By when?
If you ever find yourself in mental overload — stop thinking.
You can’t get where you want to go from there. Go for a walk, and clear your mind. Do some deep breathing and focus inward. Just breathe, relax and let go of the question. Think of things that make you happy. Now choose from your happy place!
And if you’ve been wandering for a while in the same question, you could benefit a lot by working with a coach (someone, like me perhaps?) who can help you see what really matters to you.
Choose, Be and Have Fun!