Information overload is a choice.

13 March 2006

Today I’m going through a pile of stuff, both paper and digital, that I’ve been “meaning to” get to for a while. “Meaning to” is a dodge–as much of a lie as any other form of procrastination.

Go through your things. Decide what each one means to you. If it’s not dear to you and you won’t get in actual trouble for throwing it out . . . then throw it out.

Cancel some subscriptions, paper or electronic, while you’re at it. Work on making something with the information you already have and the magic that’s already inside your own head. There will be plenty of time for grazing on new information later, but if you don’t take an idea and make something wonderful with it right now, you might never have the chance again.

Which brings us back to Emerson . . .

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