The other day, a good friend and I were talking about the struggle that we sometimes feel to keep up with all that we are learning and all that we are doing in our professional and personal lives.  She said something that I thought was brilliant:

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Slide - Brain is a Sponge

That’s interesting stuff, right?

We really CAN overwhelm our own minds with too much information, even when that information is all useful and important and valuable to us both as people and as professionals.  The real challenge of learning and living in the modern world isn’t FINDING information that can drive our thinking, it’s FILTERING that information and FOCUSING on the right ideas at the right time.

So the next time you feel completely scrambled and overwhelmed, make a commitment to cutting new ideas from your to-do list.  Doing so can might just keep your brain from leaking!



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