Both sharing and consuming is beneficial for everyone involved.
When we pour into others and share what we have learned, our first response afterwards should be to fill ourselves up again with new knowledge. Then, it becomes a constant flow of information. All people involved become more confident in what they have learned, commits it to memory and builds even more trust with each other.
Information consumption is easier than it has ever been, too. Books, magazines, newspapers and especially the internet has increased the easiness of consuming. With laptops and tablets, I find that I consume even more on the run and you probably find that as well. New information is always at your fingertips.
With consuming being so easy in 2013, we should always be moving forward. Reading is just one way to increase your knowledge and to consume more. There is listening to podcasts and watching vlogs as well. These are just some ways to become more knowledgable in specific areas. One of the best things about consuming now is that you get to pick and choose what you consume. It saves time and is more beneficial when the ideas that you need to read are the only ones going in. Viewing only positive information changes your outlook on life and cuts the negative out. Of course, this is different than most people’s outlook. Most people don’t even realize the negativity in their life. When we are more intentional with what we consume, we can actually change our outlook. This sounds like something you want in your life, right?
So, here are 3 ways to recognize if it is time to share or consume: