Every day, we process tons of information.
We read magazines, newspapers, blog posts.
We listen to podcasts and webinars, watch videos.
We browse social media, see tweets and pins and updates.
And we take it all in to make our lives better.
Or do we?
I came across this excellent blog post (warning: language!) that introduced the term digital hoarder. In it, author Paul Jarvis wonders if all the (digital) information and advice we take in is really making a difference. Are the advice we read, the hacks we jot down, the blog lists we like a game changer for us? Or is it merely distracting us from actually doing something?
It hit me deeply. I devour information, always eager to learn more. But if I’m brutally honest, I don’t act on most of it. I like it, comment on it, applaud it even—but embracing don’t necessarily mean acting on it.
It made me think of the parable of the sower and how Jesus differentiates between those who merely hear and those who hear and act on His words.
I want to be a doer, not merely a listener or reader. I don’t just want to like or comment, I want to act. I want to take steps to make my live and that of others better, not be content with being a digital hoarder.