#030: Every idea you have is a downstream of what you consume
If we want to get better ideas, we should start by crafting better information flows.
After three newsletter issues around the topic of trauma awareness, today's issue is about a more easily digestible topic: information flows and idea generation.
I hope you find it useful.
Until next week,
An idea for you to consider
"Garbage in, garbage out" is a famous saying in the computer science world.
It refers to the concept that the quality of output is determined by the quality of the input data.
This same principle applies to the ideas we generate.
Just like a computer can only process and output what it is given, our minds can only generate ideas based on the information we consume.
If the information we take in is inaccurate, biased, or simply not valuable, the ideas we generate will reflect that.
Hence, if we want to get better ideas, we should start instead by crafting better information flows.
A question for you to ponder
Does this type of information fill me with energy or drain me?
An exercise for you to try this week
Take some time aside and complete the following exercise:
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