Are you the type of person that reads a blog post, reads things on Twitter, goes to forums, and discovers all of this interesting stuff that you can implement at work or new technology you can learn, but think you don’t have the time? This post is for you.
In this post, I want to talk about those people who consume a lot of information, gather all of this knowledge about various topics, as well as being aware of the new technologies but don’t take the next step of implementing it. They don’t take any action on it at all; all of us are guilty of this to some degree. As long as I was with other geeks who loved to learn about the newest technology and the cool ways to implement things and write code and do all this stuff.
But, there are times that it becomes a problem.
Treating Information Like the News
All of this new information that you can implement tomorrow, and you know it will better your career, or better your current job with, you treat it more like the news.
But, a lot of us treat this technical content as just news we like to browse, and this is completely fine. Just kind of browse and get aware of things but it becomes a problem when we do that to such a degree, that we are just doing it every day. Such as saying “hey, Alexa read me the news,” “hey, Alexa read me the latest blog posts” and then by the time she is done reading the blog post, or by the time you are done consuming this new content you think, “oh, that was nice”. Then move on about your day and keep doing the same thing you have been doing forever. That is where it becomes a problem.
Do Not Waste Your Time
I know that I do and that I have done quite a lot in the past is I’ll start on something and I think well I have to finish this because I already started it.
It’s the sunk cost fallacy, it’s when you start something and well I’ve already read half of this but I have completely checked out I’m not even going to pay attention to it, it has no application in it whatsoever, but I have already started so I just need to finish it. It’s that other waste of time. That just kind of all goes back to being a consumer of information. It just a lot easier to consume the information or it’s…