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7 Rules To Ward Off Information Overload

Everyone, individuals and organizations, is struggling to keep pace with the accelerated rate of change today. While in many cases the speed of communication in things like data  delivery, acquisition, and dissemination has helped us make great strides in many areas, the rate of comprehension is where which bottlenecks have jammed up and pose as a huge source of stress and anxiety. There is so much information out there and it comes in so fast, how do we keep our heads and stay clear-headed when we get so much conflicting, compelling, and even alarming data?

Check your sources.
Facebook is the most popular social media  site in the world. Anyone off the street and on their mobile can  make a post and have it go viral. The key word being ‘social’, unconfirmed or even  false information can then trend and spread like wildfire.   While you rely on your Facebook account to keep in touch with friends, family and your other social circles, don’t count on it to be an utterly reliable source of information about the world.

You need information to make a decision, to tell you more about something you’re working on, or interested in. When you  find sources of information, you need to know you can trust your sources not to let you down with the information you get from them.  Don’t just take anyone’s word for it. Do  your research.  Verify your source’s reliability and experience.  Make sure you can trust your sources of information. Continue reading 7 Rules To Ward Off Information Overload

Avoiding Perfection

24 November 2008, by A. Cedilla

Two things to kick start this entry:

“100% of the shots you don’t take don’t go in.” — Wayne Gretzky
“You don’t have to get it right. You just have to get it going.” — Mike Litman

The quotes above cover the most vitals action-ideas for any entrepreneur. Perfectionism can wrap you in paralysis. Action is the antidote.

Perfectionism can stem from a perfectly reasonable impulse: to produce a quality product. It’s chasing the impossible aspect of “perfect” that makes the situation dysfunctional. Perfection means you can’t improve on it, and when you look closely enough at the work of human hands — there’s always something, you know?

It’s the kind of impulse that can make a person crazy by saying “It’s ok, but if I just tweak it just a little more here…” Then you can’t stop tweaking, so obsessed with the process you never make it to the part where you can share the results with people who can actually benefit from them.
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