We consume 3x as much information as we did in the 60s. I’ve been thinking lately how much I input versus how much do I output. I take in lots of information, but what do I do with that information.
There are three keys.
We read and watch a lot, but we do actually produce something out of it? It would be great to take things that come into our brains and produce something from it. One simple way is to share what we consume with others. Other ways is to take what we consume and have it inspire us to generate new ideas.
Instead of just a flipping a link over to someone, greater value is given when we provide insight about what we read. One of the things I don’t like about link-sharers on twitter is that they just flip links over. No insight. We need to process and synthesize what we read to give our own unique take on our input. If we just constantly output things, there is no personal touch.
This is the major key that should drive points one and two. Why do we produce? Why do we reflect? It’s to share it with other people.