People are desperate to find ways to improve. Where do most of them look? People tend not to use credited sources, where appropriate theories are vetted and later deemed factual. Instead, we turn to the internet and articles found on LinkedIn that speak to motivational components and checklists.
There is an intrinsic issue when one decides to focus on the content of a given article, rather then assessing the source. Before you decide to invest your most valuable resource, time, to read it look at who wrote it and what they have accomplished first.
There are typically three types of people that read LinkedIn articles:
Type 1: You are currently not working and you want to seem as if you are being productive with your time.
Type 2: You have a job that you do not want to be doing so you think that you are being productive by reading one.
Type 3: You have too much free time at work so you read articles, and then to seem productive you send them out to have people reply all.
You should familiarize yourself with Occam’s Razor, which states that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove correct, but—in the absence of certainty—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better.
My Advice: Stop reading this article, and go do something for ten minutes that you can’t stand. Something really hard that you have been putting off doing because you do not have the time. It will make you better at whatever you were going to implement after reading another article.
Be back in ten.