I’ve got a bit of a problem.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my information diet this week. An information diet is the stuff we consume - the books and blogs we read, the videos we watch, the podcasts we listen to.
Now, if we were to rank the most important things in life, we’d probably agree that health and relationships should be at the top of our priority lists.
But for me, my information diet doesn’t at all reflect these priorities.
For example, of the 69 podcasts I’m subscribed, only 1 (Bulletproof Radio
) is loosely about health, and only 1 (The Art of Charm
) is loosely about relationships / connecting with others. The rest are themed around business, software, creator stuff, entrepreneurship etc.
It’s the same with the books I read - if we look at non-fiction, the vast majority of what I’ve read has been books about business, building an audience, maximising performance etc. But comparatively few have been specifically about relationships. And almost none have been about health, nutrition or fitness.
There’s a quote that comes to mind:
The healthy person has a thousand wishes. The sick person has only one.
Health and relationships are the most important things in life. Without them, the other stuff (business, entrepreneurship, personal branding, youtube, creativity etc) is all meaningless.
Why then, do I spend 95% of my time and effort focused on these things that really don’t matter at the end of the day, and neglecting the ones that do?
Just something I’ve started thinking about and (hopefully) working on.
Have a great week!