In any moment of time, is what you are currently doing the best thing for your short and/or long term goals? That is the question we should be asking ourselves…
One of the best essays I read last year was a case on why you shouldn’t read the news.
It’s amazing how much more productive you become when you aren’t constantly trying to fill voids of time with consumption of news, articles and tweets You instead become a producer rather than consumer.
Ofcourse it’s not that ideal to be completely oblivious to the the world around us, but a good rule of thumb is that if there is something important happening, you’ll hear about it somehow 🙂
The shortened version of the essay (by Rolf Dobelli) is here: