Too much Information?

Do you ever feel overloaded with too many options, too much information, too many people telling you what to do to succeed?

You’re not alone. Here’s an email I received, and my reply on the matter.

Linda said:

I don’t know if you will actually answer this, but I am getting frustrated because I am getting INUNDATED with various “I have the secret YOU need to be successful in life” emails / offers / programs / gimmes!

I certainly can’t do them all simultaneously, and while they may all be worthwhile, it seems to me there is a lot of redundancy. I am STILL trying to work my way through your materials, and I don’t know that I need to get something ELSE while I still have not finished what I HAVE!

…I feel like I am spinning my wheels with a “Lo here” and a “Lo there” … like the poor guy trying to catch the rabbit in the same way the fox / wolf / whatever did! Any words of wisdom you could share would be appreciated. Thanks! Linda

My response to Linda (with a few more little notes):

Breathe, Linda, breathe. 🙂

There’s a lot of noise out there, and you can trust that the RIGHT next step will be there when you’re ready for IT. Just because it’s good, it doesn’t mean you have to jump on it immediately. It will be there again when you’re ready for it, if it really is the right thing for you to do.

I don’t open all my soliciting emails. I only open them if I’m currently seeking an answer to a burning question, and only if the email that shows up seems like it might have the answer to THAT question.

I get information overload if I look at all of them. Sometimes I have to prioritize and say, “I just don’t have the mental bandwidth to wrap my brain around ANYthing else right now” – and then I go forward – at peace taking things at my own pace, knowing that I do not have to run faster than I have mental, emotional, or physical strength.

When the student is ready, the teacher appears. If too many teachers appear, get clarity on your overall objective. Once that is back in focus, the right ones will be obvious – you’ll know it in your gut – and the wrong ones in that moment will no longer have a magnetic pull on you.

Don’t be overwhelmed by too much good information. Stay focused on your goal, and the information you really need will naturally show up when you’re ready for it.

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  1. Carol

    For 8 years previous to our current administration, I felt I had to read everything on both sides of what was being allowed to happen to our country. I also felt a responsibility I could not let go of, in that I had to add my voice where ever I could! Whether it helped or not, I had to know I had tried! Information overload to say the least and for an extended period of time, increased anxiety. With the relief I felt when the next president won, and feeling a paradigm shift from politics as usual to a fresh and bold change, I let go! It felt good to trust! Sometimes we have to do what we can and Just…. Let…..Go….and as you say: breathe! Leslie, you have offered a well known quote years ago that advises to ‘Let go and let God’. That doesn’t mean we don’t keep pressing forward, and gaining information needed. Your comment to be at peace and take things at your own pace I feel actually helps avoid frenetic, frantic, overload so God is allowed in and can provide direction. You speak wise words!

  2. Von

    “When the Student is Ready, the Student will Realize the Teacher has been there all the time.”

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