Consumption vs. Creation – Where do you lie on this spectrum? This is a question I’ve pondered lately. If we are honest with ourselves, we are skewed towards the consumption side. I find myself always looking for the next book to read or podcast to listen to. While I am gaining knowledge, am I really processing it and applying it to my life and work? In answering this question, I found I have plenty of information and now is the time to start creating more of my own.
“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” Albert Einstein
More specifically, over the last five years, I’ve delved deep into breathwork, health, and human performance. However, feeling that I need more information before I am ready to start creating my own content is holding me back. While I will remain curious and will always search for more knowledge, there comes a time to take a break from consuming information and start creating. I know this is ironic coming from a newsletter filled with articles and information that are written by others, but that is the nature of the beast.
I am writing this to put it out in the world and hold myself accountable. It is time to take all that I learned and put my own twist on it. As Bruce Lee says, “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” I will start creating more online content and programs to help others become the best version of themselves. I will start coaching more in Memphis and taking online clients. I will take action on the opportunities in front of me instead of analyzing them to death. As I wrote in my journal to start 2019, “be decisive is my #1 intention for this year.”
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