How To Overcome Internet Addiction – Mr Money Moustache, RSD
Mr Money Moustache, RSD – Land of the Gurus
Cyberspace is a Wild West of ideas in which misinformation, exaggeration and downright bullshit mingle confusingly with smart, helpful and reasonable ideas. There is lots bad and lots good online.
This idea free-for-all can be very alluring!
Addicted To The Internet
This crazy mish-mash of content delivered and promoted by charismatic gurus is highly addictive to lots of people.
Millions of people who ingest the content of online gurus in an attempt to improve their lives, actually end up making their lives worse by becoming addicted to the internet!
Internet addiction is a huge problem in the modern world. Addiction to the internet is very harmful.
Beating Internet Addiction
One effective way to combat internet addiction is to deeply understand the extent to which it is destroying your chances of achieving success in the real world.
Many people discover online gurus when they are searching for a way to make their real-world dreams come true. But these gurus’ content often becomes a major impediment to these people achieving real success.
It is crucial to realise that you do not need 95% of the information that even the best guru is offering!
Charismatic and intelligent gurus such as Mr Money Moustache (in personal finance) and Tyler RSD (in Game) make tons of content. And much of their content is excellent. So it can be easy to believe that you need to ingest and understand all of it.
But the belief that you need to know all of what your favourite guru is teaching will often lead to compulsivity, obsession and internet addiction. And it can lead to analysis paralysis and a resounding lack of real world success!
Take What Works For You, Discard The Rest
Do not get mired in minutiae or stuck in the weeds obsessing over small details.
Performing well in the vast majority of areas (including dating, finance, fitness, diet) requires a solid understanding of a few basic, key concepts… and then YOU putting those concepts into action in the real world.
Internet gurus such as Mr Money Moustache and Tyler RSD are first and foremost concerned with the success of their own business.
This means they want as large an audience as possible to view their online content. The success of their business depends on you coming back to view their content again and again.
But you are obviously not served by this. You should be out living your life in the real world.
You need to overcome internet addiction and live a full life.
The Law Of Diminishing Returns
If you felt the need to be fully up to speed on all of Tyler RSD’s dating advice before you took action you would end up never doing anything! You would waste all of your time watching his YouTube videos instead of actually going out and meeting girls.
The optimal way to go is to learn the key fundamentals of a guru’s advice and then to actually put them into action in the real world. This is how you learn.
The best 5% of a guru’s teachings will get you 95% of the results you want in the real world.
And if you attempt to understand 100% of a guru’s teachings you will likely end up with 0% actual success in the real world.
Break free from internet addiction by deeply understanding that the more you get mired in the teachings of any guru the less successful you will be in the real world!
Getting Value From Internet Gurus, While Avoiding Internet Addiction
It is crucial to approach the online space with a discerning and sceptical mind. Take the best of the internet, and discard the rest.
Your guru may have great things to teach you. But your guru is motivated to keep you online. So your guru will keep putting out more and more content… that you don’t actually need!
What is all-important is taking action. So get offline and… make that budget, start that investment account, ask that cute stranger on a date. Take real world action.