Selective Ignorance and Doing What You Want

I just began reading the 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris and something that I’m realizing I should do is “cultivate selective ignorance,” as he states.  My generation is the Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google, and Youtube generation. If you want ot know ANYTHING in ANY field we can just type it in a search box and millions of results will show up. All of this information can be an overload to your senses.

It also cuts your efficiency, and sucks up a lot of your time.  Learning when to say no to an opportunity, and getting your focus together will lower the time you waste Tweeting, Facebooking, and just meandering around the interwebs. Another, important tool that is talked about in the book is a “Not-To-Do List.” List out all of the things that are a distraction, email, cell-phone, miscellaneous non-productiveness and put that on your list.

If you have to, unplug from the internet all together. When I’m editing my videos, I unplug from the internet until it is render time. But closing up those tabs that you don’t need and being selective about the media and information you consume will help you focus on your main goal.

Hope you are all living a Bella Vie!



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