The Information Overload MYTH

Are you suffering from information overload?

I’m constantly hearing people talking about “information overload”.

In this post I’m going to prove to you that information overload is a MYTH – and where the real problem lies. If you’ve been suffering from information overload, this just might be one of THE single most important blog posts you’ll ever read.

So first…

What Is Information Overload?

Information overload is a pretty basic concept. It’s what happens when you get addicted to studying, but have so much information floating around inside your mind that you can’t focus enough to actually DO anything with that information.

Pay attention to that definition. It’s very important for what I’ll be teaching you in a few minutes.

The problem with studying – as you may have already guessed – is that you don’t get any REAL work done. You max out your credit cards on courses, CD’s, Ebooks and programs all designed to make you money. But the problem is…

NO money can be made until you take action.

It’s really as simple as that.

I don’t care if you’re the world’s next Einstein. If you sit on your ass all day and talk about how smart you are without actually putting your ideas into action – in my eyes you’re just as much of a newbie as someone who doesn’t even know what online marketing is.

So now that we have that covered, let me explain WHY people… and maybe YOU… get overloaded with information.

I just want to warn you – I’m going to tug at some pretty heavy emotional strings and get a little “psychological“…

WHY People Get Information Overload

Most people think information overload comes from the excess of information on the Internet.

Nope.

Not even close.

Here’s the truth.

I hope you’re ready for it.

Information overload happens because of an addiction to the feeling of HOPE that studying gives you.

It happens because deep down, your self-esteem is telling you “you can’t do this… it’s too hard! Just keep on studying and let your brain release those endorphins which make you feel great!”

In other words, it happens because your mindset isn’t right.

If you get your mindset right, and BELIEVE that you can accomplish your goals – information overload goes away. And it gets replaced by an immense action-oriented mindset.

… and when THAT happens, watch out world… because here you come! You’ll start accomplish more in a day than you used to in a week. More in a week than you previously did in a month. More in a month than the past 6 months combined!

It’s wonderful 🙂

In my next post, I’m going to talk to you about how I personally manage information overload. You see, I typically read roughly one book and listen to at least 5-10 hours of audio/video every single week.

However, I’m also more productive than the VAST majority of writers and online marketers out there.

How do I do it?

You’ll find out next time.

For now, let me know if this post helped you. It’s PERFECTLY OK if what I mentioned is true. The funny thing is – if you’re violently opposing what I just said, that’s a sign that it’s actually true in your life.

Just understand – it’s perfectly OK to have information overload. But you have to accept it, fix it, and move on. Let’s say “screw you information overload!” together and let me know in the comments how you plan on doing that.

4 Responses to The Information Overload MYTH

  1. Jenny Good August 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    Great post! I absolutely agree that information overload is “white noise” created by the inner critic, designed to put off the actual DOING. As long as the doing is put on the back burner, there is no test of “can I do it or will I fail?”

    • Jeremy Reeves August 11, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

      Yes – very well put Jenny. A great question people need to ask themselves ANY time they’re studying is… “Am I doing this to become BETTER – or because I’m scared of failure?”

  2. Troy White August 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Great post Jeremy. I have been in info overflow before – that place where every course I saw was a must buy. Where article after article needed to be consumed while I sought out the magic pill solution.

    It isn’t a fun place to be. It costs you a lot in lost productivity, lost projects, and all the $ you put into all the information you are pouring over yourself.

    I much prefer (now) reading little and implementing a lot. There is a fine line between them but a very important one.

    Great job… thanks for sharing. Troy

    • Jeremy Reeves August 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

      Yes… same here Troy! When I stopped reading and getting education whenever it “came up” (e.g. emails, if someone created a new report, etc.)… I bet I improved my productivity by 30%. EASILY. Stay tuned for the next post – I’ll show you how I get tons of education without it affecting my implementation at all 🙂

      Jeremy

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