How many times do we hear this? News so important you have to turn in? Not to put anybody out of business but how important is most of the news? Could you live and exist without the stories of other people’s lives? One way I have become more productive is tuning out the news. I catch a story here and there, but I rarely watch the news, pick up a newspaper, or listen to news radio. Wow! I must not be informed. No.. I am more productive and tune in to what is really important.
If something is that important I will eventually find out about it. Take September 11th, 2001: a horrible, shocking, devastating day. I found out about the news from others. I was not watching, reading, or listening to the news, I heard it from others. If something is that important you will hear about it. Probably about 90% of what is reported out there, you do not need to know about. It does not impact your life. Does hearing about the latest car crash, fire, or celebrity scandal really add value to your life? The truth is we all like a story. Stories sell! That is why we watch, read, and listen. However, if we carved out the less important things in life, we’d quickly discover all the free time we now have to be more productive!