Most of the news/advice/insight you run into is merely seen. You might acknowledge that something is happening, that something might work, that a new technique is surfacing.
Sometimes, if you work at it, you actually hear what’s being said. You engage with the idea and actively roll it around, considering it from a few angles.
But rarely, too rarely, we actually get what’s going on, we understand it well enough to embrace it (or reject it). Well enough to teach it. And maybe that leads to a productive change.
It’s not clear to me that more stuff seen leads to more ideas gotten and more action taken. We probably don’t need more inputs and noise. We certainly need to do a better job of focusing and even more important, doing the frightening work of acting ‘as if’ to see if we get it.
It starts with more doing, not more seeing.
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