Identify Right Content
99.99999999 % of the content on the internet is not relevant to you and you shouldn’t waste time banging your head to make use of it. In the information era, the content consumer should never adjust to content quality.
We consume any content either for entertainment or for knowledge. Simple.
So, after you have completed watching/listening/reading the content just Ask yourself
“Am I more entertained/knowledgeable after consuming the content”
Please Note: You have to ask it after consuming it. Because it is easy to entertain or give knowledge while you are consuming it but all that matters is what you take away from it. If you are the same as you were before consuming it then it was wasteful content.
This is the reason why I consider — social media scrolling as wasteful content because you are mostly worse off than before.
Call to Action
It is okay to leave content mid-way. It is possible that a good content creator can make bad content. Just remember you don’t owe your time or attention to anyone. If they want your attention, they have to work for it. While consuming content focus on quality over quantity. Find the rare good sources of content and stay loyal to the ones which consistently give good content. The effort to find good creators will be worth the time saved from watching useless content.
Here are some questions you can use to quickly tell if the content is good or not
· Can you watch this content while standing?
· Are you consuming content because it is good or because it is popular?
· Is the content size, right? Does it feel overly dragged?
· Do you look forward to new content?
· Are you able to recall parts of the content long after you have consumed it?
There are so many people who need your attention and want you to consume whatever they are creating. You have to be really wise with your time.
This is the reason why I work hard on my content and never take my audience for granted.