Is it that you need to learn more or just apply that which you already know?
In today’s information age there is no shortage of knowledge. As I shared earlier, the same amount of information that had been delivered into society since the beginning of time until about the year 2000, is now delivered into the world every 48 hours. Add to that what we learned in school, from our parents, books we’ve read, and people we’ve learned from, and it’s safe to say that we know the essentials. If by the time a child is about 4-years old their view of life is formed, then by 21 we must know a thing or fifty about life. But knowledge not applied, is knowledge that died. Hence, the need for adding knowledge on top of knowledge for knowledge’s sake can be overrated, and unproductive. What is constant though is the clear need for us to diligently apply the things we do know; the basics, like treating others the way we want to be treated, keeping every commitment we make, creating value for others and things that have nothing to do with information, but make us great human beings and the most sought after people on the planet. The trap of the “knowledge quest” reveals that by the time we remember to apply into action that which we recently learned, we will be barraged and distracted with another life-changing trend that may seem more attractive. That trend will soon be replaced with the latest and greatest life-changing paradigm that we will start to apply only to be side-tracked again with the latest fad of personal development…and another life-changing principle is on its way. It’s not that we need to know more to grow more, it’s that we should focus on what we already know, apply it to its fullest, and reap the rewards of application.
Apply what you know to the fullest today!
What one thing do I already know that needs to be put into action?
How do I use the quest for knowledge to escape what I know needs to be done?