*The title of this post was taken from the DMA’s song of the same name*
I have been on a rampage of media consumption lately: music, podcasts, books, articles, continuing education courses, and where possible, a small bit of television.
Late last week, I figured out that this relentless pursuit of more was starting to freak me out.
In between working with clients, preparing to expand/relocate Revfit, and taking time to enjoy the life of our newborn son, Sebastian, I realized that I needed to take a step back and breathe for a moment.
I have a lot of plates spinning right now and it’s a race to see which plate falls and breaks to bits first.
I recently had a conversation with someone too that reminded me of how important it is to see where I can eliminate before I see where I can add.
And it was also a frank reminder that many people are not seeing results on their weight loss journey because, like me, they’re a victim of too much information.
It’s one thing to be on the receiving end of misinformation. There is plenty of that to go around.
It’s another thing to be on the receiving end of an abundance of good information too. So many great things, tips and best practices to learn about.
The problem is: it paralyzes our actions.
We keep searching for the next tip even better than the last. The next diet even more profound than the previous. The next best bang-for-your-buck exercise regimen that is so great your friends will be jealous you succeeded on it before they did.
But in reality, we act on none of it. We just keep learning, seeking, thinking about what to do instead of just doing.
We research and ask around and devour new morsels of information disappearing into the great wide pit of Google only to have a head full of knowledge and absolutely zero results to show for it.
So, in the spirit of this article, I had to start deleting, unfollowing and unsubscribing.
I had to focus on the things that gave me true value.
I had to stick things in a spam folder that weren’t giving me action steps that were so great I dropped everything to put them in place.
I am starting to focus on the things that can either cleanse my palate, brighten my mind, or help me do my job better.
I am putting in writing my misgivings (as I make myself aware of them) and letting those black and white words force me to action.
Because I am tired of being a victim of too much information.
I want results.
And so do you.
So, if you aren’t seeing them, I can pretty much promise you it isn’t because you don’t have enough information. It’s because you have more than you need.
So stop hoarding the information and find one path.
Stay that path.
Develop time on that path (weeks, months, even years) to determine what works.
Trust yourself. Trust your intuition.
Delete the distractions.