MASTER VS OVERLOAD of Information: How To Stay Motivated With Wealthy Affiliate
Are you the type of individual that is able master bite sized information and implement it easily?
Are you the type of individual that consumes large amounts of information and leaves most of it unimplemented into your daily life?
We live in "the information age" thanks to the internet. We have access to so much information and knowledge than ever before in history. Especially in a community such as Wealthy Affiliate where lessons and advice on how we can improve blogging are definitely at a SURPLUS.
This surplus is not necessarily always a bad thing. It is nice to have any information we may desire at our fingertips but it can be bad thing. It can be bad when we become over whelmed by it and use it to gage our own level of knowledge and success.
When i began my journey here there was times i compared my self to every successful blogger here at Wealthy Affiliate. I seen all the information and lessons available and began to feel over powered like fighting an up hill battle.
But then i received some advice that changed my perspective.....
Perspective is everything! I was advised not to compare my self to others because we only see the end results of years of experience when we see the work pumped out by successful bloggers. I was also informed about the concept of Mastery vs Overload.
A mentor explained that he would rather master 3 essential profit producing activities that produce results, rather than learn large quantities of information and not be able implement any of them to the point of mastery.
Thus the concept of Mastery Vs Overload was introduced to my daily activities. It is better to maximize your efforts and energy on worth while tasks as opposed to spreading all of your energy out on things that result in less impact.
For example the 80/20 rule or commonly know as Pareto's Law explains this nicely:
"states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes" and vise-versa. Roughly 20% of the effect and impact comes from 80% of the causes.
As we are beginning to acquire new knowledge and learning to blog here at Wealthy Affiliate certain activities may produce more impact in the begging than others such as:
- Just Creating Content
- Embedding SEO Keywords
- Networking on Other Blogs
- Commenting on Other Blogs
As opposed to:
- An Absolutely Perfect Web Design
- The Perfect Scholarly Terminology
- The Most Awesome Domain Name
- The Perfect Affiliate Article
Although, some may very well be able to accomplish perfection in all they do, generate large amounts of traffic right off the bat and make sales early on. ThIs is not out of the question and should be the goal. We should all strive to be sufficient and successful.
But if you are like me that takes time and persistence to attain. So, in order to avoid hitting a wall, information overload, burn out and giving up, pick your battles to create momentum. Create momentum by mastering a few areas of knowledge so that you can better tackle larger battles in the future like that FIRST SALE, THAT LARGE AND LOYAL FOLLOWING, or THAT WORLD CLASS BLOG DESIGN.
I personally have gathered alot encouragement and insight from taking bite sized information and focusing on those. It was not until I did this a few times that i then began to really see results in blogging very attainable and knowledge as a blogger more digestible.
This is my experience so far as i climb the learning curve & learning a new skills from every one here in the Wealthy Affiliate community.
If you an experienced blogger or beginning i would really like to converse with you on this subject. I love networking and learning from like minded people so leave me a comment with any thoughts and feed back everyone:)