Do you really know what you care about? (3 min read)

All the information you need is out there. The “connectivity” we talked about is there. It is so easy to find things. You can sit at home. You don’t have to travel. You can access information that used to take years to get, in a matter of minutes. That’s why everything feels so fast paced, like everything is moving so fast, like whiplash. Some people are having trouble processing all this, they are not ready, and they don’t know what to do with all the information. At the heart of all this angst is that people still haven’t decided what they like and what they don’t like. All they do is just read stuff that doesn’t make sense to them and they still are not processing it.

I see, indeed we all see, many people in their 40’s, in their 30’s, in their 20’s, even teenagers—who, when you ask them what they want to do, who they want to become, they reply, “I don’t know. Whatever.” They say it so carelessly. You can feel it in their voices. This is an element of information overload. There is so much information out there that people can’t seem to make any assessments. They are unable to form their own opinions about the available information. People are almost choking on it. They are paralyzed by the thought of actually making a decision or coming up with an action plan around the information. The zillion different aspects and viewpoints they face daunt them.

Sometimes you just have to take all the knowledge in front of you and make a decision. You may go through some issues, make some errors, you might not be able to reach your goal, you may even fail. That’s fine. Then you start to reassess your situation, compare it to other information, other situations out there and then you can continue to enhance and evolve and make adjustments.

There seem to be a lot of people who just can’t get past the starting gate. Even though they have this incredible wealth of information and knowledge. They seem afraid. They keep asking themselves, “Is there more I should know? Should I have checked out this or that? Could there be another answer?” At some point you have to say to yourself, “Alright. I have done enough research. I have a level of comfort. This feels good to me in my gut. I am going for it.”

I realize it’s human nature when there is so much information to constantly want to know everything but it all goes back to the very things we have been discussing, “What do I want? What is my drive”?  You have to find out what your heart and your brain care about. Whether you are a positive person or a negative person, everyone must have something he or she cares about.

When you have something to care about, you have a different perspective. The ask for you is “Do you care and what do you care about?”