I have talked about this before and have recently seen examples of why it’s so important to “filter the onslaught”. One example, I was chatting with someone online and they were basically repeating, verbatim, a well known social networking persons ideas; to the point that it was that obvious to me.
Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s important to read, research, and grow; but we live in a time where information surrounds us like air. We have to stay true to ourselves and our own unique opinions. Part of the problem is that it can become addictive to go check in and follow everything that’s happening, but you have to break that. Below are some ways to help filter the onslaught.
1) Limit yourself to a certain number of places you get your information, it’s easy to go to a hundred websites a day but then you’ve entered overload land.
2) Limit yourself to a certain amount of time per day that you are reading, watching, or listening to the onslaught, this can realistically be done in one or two hours a day of well managed time.
3) Instead of absorbing everybody else’s information, create your own. Write, blog, etc. Be part of the conversation, not a follower of the conversation!!
Don’t lose yourself to the onslaught.