Saturday, March 31, 2012

Are You a Consumer or a Creator?

There’s never been an easier time to consume.

We have more choices, more ways to obtain those choices and more devices with which to enjoy those choices. Plus, throw in the power of free, and those numbers multiply exponentially.

On the other hand, there’s never been a better time to create.

We have few barriers to entry, fewer restrictions on what we can publish and fewer limitations on how and where we can share it. We can give away every book we've ever written, for free, no strings. Plus, throw in the power of permission, and those numbers shrink exponentially.

Lately, I’ve grown bored with consumption. I’ve read enough books, seen enough shows and inhaled enough ideas to last me for a lifetime.

Which doesn’t mean I plan to stop, just switch gears.

Now, I’d rather write a book than read one. Now, I’d rather publish a podcast than listen to public radio. Now, I’d rather have the mic in my hand than a drink in my lap.

And I couldn’t be happier.

Life is short. Consumption can wait. For now, I’d rather go out into world and seek adventure beyond my limited imagination.

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