Drowning In Information But Starving Of Wisdom

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In this episode, we discuss how we need to avoid being distracted by the noise and focus our time on the signal to help us live our best lives. 

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Hi Everyone, welcome to the You’re Daily Cup of Joe Podcast, with your host Joe Bautista. In this podcast, my goal is to give you quick lessons that you can reflect on in your journal so you can grow yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and have a better career, better relationships, and better personal finances while you enjoy your morning cup of coffee.
I’m also the author of the book “More You Know, More You Grow: How to Get Better Every Day”. In this book, I wrote down over 30 tips to help you grow in those four cornerstones. I’m also the founder of Grow With Joe, where I combine self-development coaching and financial planning for Latino Professionals.
In today’s episode, we are going to talk about how we need to avoid being distracted by the noise, and focus our time on the signal that will help us live our best lives. I don’t watch the news and I rarely read the news because to me that’s just a bunch of noise. It keeps me informed on what’s going on right now but that information is most likely not going to help me live my best life.
I could look at the covid death toll every single day, but how is that helping me live my best life. It can come helpful during election time but I should be focusing my time on other things. This is why I focus most of my attention on long form podcasts and reading books. Consuming these sources will give me the wisdom to live a better life.
I’m training my mind to look for opportunities in this world and to overcome obstacles that come my way. The news is just telling us what is happening but doesn’t tell us how to fix it for the most part and how to prevent this issues from happening. And it’s real easy to be distracted by all this news because it’s urgent but it’s not really important.
By focusing on stuff that is urgent but not important, it’s pulling us from activities that give us growth. Every morning, I read for about 45 to 60 minutes on books that have been around for a long time. I just finished this really interesting book called the Five Rings, which about the five different areas of strategies that Japanese samurais used to become great warriors back in the day, and I could apply the lessons in that book to help me today, even though I don’t plan to become a samurai in the traditional sense.
The biggest lessons I got from that book is “A life where we have unrealized intentions, is a life that is useless.” and that we need to train and then train some more. Plus when you read a store for ten pages, the lessons are going to stick a lot more than just seeing the quote for a brief second on some news feed. While you’re reading the passages, you’re ruminating about the lessons and thinking about how they apply to your life. Or this is the way I think about things. Then this gives me clarity and focus in my life to help me realize all my intentions I want to manifest.
It’s real easy to be distracted by the noise because every day we get bombarded by thousands of message a day to focus on someone else’s needs. If this happens for too long though, you can end up drowning.
And that’s it for today’s episode, to summarize it, we are drowning in information, but we are starving of wisdom. So look at your day and life and see if you’re taking in the right type of information. The right type of information should give you clarity and focus on who you need to be as a person. Gives you strategy on how to handle life and accomplish your goals. Everything is else is just trivia, and won’t come in handy unless you play weekly trivia. Even then the prize for winning trivia is a lot small that winning at life. Wisdom can help propel your life forward and overcome any challenges that come your way because you have the tactics to parry, block, and juke them. Don’t get wisdom and you can just end up drowning and watch your life just wash away. And I don’t want this for my life or your life, so don’t do it.
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