Featured products on different platforms. A new startup coming out every 5 seconds. An endless feed on Twitter. Hundreds of newsletters on the email. Interesting articles on Medium and Pocket waiting to be read. What's going on? How to deal with all of this? Whenever I start reading or following entrepreneurs I get this fear of missing out. What should I do?

Keep yourself organized. Everyone works differently in this way. For me, I keep a running list of my top priorities on a whiteboard. Every time I walk by it, I am reminded of what I need to be focused on. I create my priorities based on what is going to give me the greatest return.

Set aside a specific time in your day to "catch up" on social media feeds, news feeds, websites you like, etc. There is so much noise out there, you need to spend that catch up time on a select number of sources that pertain specifically to you getting ahead. Be selective. For the rest of your day, ignore your news feeds.

You will not miss out. Focus and discipline are THE key habits of entrepreneurs who are successful. There is no silver bullet for retaining your focus and discipline, only your inner strength.

Like a previous poster said, "information overload" is an excuse for not taking action. Do *something*, see what happens, and then do something else (presumably based upon what you have just learned).

Entrepreneurs are action-oriented. At least the good ones are.

Answered 6 years ago

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