Too Much Input

There’s a certain amount of complacency I feel creeping in when I watch too much tv.

Don’t get me wrong—I love film. Great storytelling, cinematography, acting, the exploration of interesting ideas and new worlds. But too much in a row and I turn into a wet pool noodle.

Sometimes its great to follow the rabbit of your curiosity and see where it leads, but there’s a time and place for that.

Even if it’s something educational, like a documentary or online course, too much in, and I don’t have a lot of space left for out.

Too much input, not enough output.

That’s why I have an unspoken rule for myself to not watch anything purely entertaining before lunchtime (which is typically around 1 – 2 PM for me.)

Morning time is for coffee and contemplation, and prioritizing the most important tasks I need to do today.

Because if I don’t, complacency starts to set in.

Too much of anything becomes the opposite of intention.

  • Too much talking and you miss out on listening.
  • Too much learning and you don’t have enough time left to take action.
  • Too many todo’s and each todo suffers.

It’s not even about moderation, but aligning what I’m doing with who I want to be. Particularly, if who I want to be is currently not who I am.

It takes a lot of effort to create the life we dream of. And, of course, nothing is perfect, so it takes a lot of forgiveness and acceptance too.

Which starts with knowing how you feel (complacent), determining whether or not that’s who you want to be / what you want to represent, (no) and deciding what you can do about it if it’s in your control (avoid or reduce things that make me complacent.)

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1120

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