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I suppose it’s a really good tweet from James Clare, who’s the guy who wrote the book Atomic Habits, which is a great little book. I’m sure many people have heard of him. And he tweeted about being selectively ignorant. So he says, be selectively ignorant, ignore topics that drain your attention, unfollow people that drain your energy, abandon projects that drain your time. Don’t keep up with it all. The more selectively ignorant you become, the more broadly knowledgeable you can be. This stood out to me mainly because I have a tendency towards wanting to hoover up all of the information in the entire world and the entire Internet into my head. I, I just have this thing of I feel like the more I know, the more. Successful, I can be or do whatever. But. Of course, there are limits to that. And, you know, if you sat there and just read Twitter all day or you sat there and read books all day, you sat there and you know, and especially, you know, during sort of modern times, if you sort of have a constant sort of feed of news from your new site. So Twitter or social media or whatever it is, it is very easy and quick to get overwhelmed and not actually be particularly productive or get much done or just get yourself into a bit of a funk, you know, with all the sort of news organisations sending sort of bad news your way and, you know, it can just all wash over you. And in actual fact, although obviously, you know, you don’t want to be ignorant in general from both a business perspective and from a sort of personal mental health perspective, it it does. You know, ignorance is bliss in many cases. Like you don’t need to be daily reminded of, like, all sorts of horrible stuff that’s going on in the world. But also, you don’t need you know, you only need so much information before you go out and then execute. You learn far more by doing than you do by reading. You know, you want to you want to read and gather some initial information, but you then want to get started. You don’t want to have information collecting or going out and researching stuff, stop you from actually getting started and doing the work. Otherwise, you just sitting there research and research and researching and nothing ever, ever happens. How about you? How are you on the spectrum?

I think it’s very interesting. And also I agree 100 percent with then where you focus your energy. So that’s especially important, I think. So be selective on. Yeah. What a word. Or what do you engage on. So because then if you’ve tried to do it well and go all in. So you cannot get put all your energy or part of your energy in stuff that is not going to work towards your main goals or or long term goals. So you need to be really careful with that because like, let’s say, if you are entrepreneur on new KAB this or you are building or or you have by nature this mindset of solving problems, but then, yeah, you could be distracted by trying to solve problems that. All right. Actually, not as important. So especially nowadays I like with this coronavirus bun global pandemic. So so like millions of people losing their jobs, relatives in many cases. Or maybe you got there the virus or whatever. I mean, you have tons of uncertainty, screws up many things. So it can drain your energy for sure. Lots of the new sun and stuff that’s going on. So I would say it’s it’s also related to prioritise to just prioritise what’s most important now. So if you don’t have a job or we are now on Gorman benefits and your income dropped from one hundred fifty or two to like 30 K on benefits, which may stop anytime soon. So if you don’t have a clear path forward, just prioritise what’s important, what you don’t need for sure and just get removed that completely from your attention span or your daily life. Focus on your relationships matter. Yeah. I’m building that their solid base you need. If even if you need to start work.

Yeah, think it’s one of those areas of life where the Paretta principle applies, though, the 80-20 rule, which is, you know, you get 80 percent of the benefit from 20 percent of the effort. You know, just so there’s diminishing returns. So like, by all means, do that do the sort of the 20 percent, but don’t take it any further than that.

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