Although it’s true that knowledge makes us informed, realize knowledge by itself won’t produce the results you want. A myth that’s developed by the information age, is that knowledge is power. Know that knowledge isn’t power, but only potential power. What we do with what we know, is real power.
We know that talk is cheap, so much so that it’s become a cliché. Like most cliché’s, it keeps us from absorbing the true meaning of the phrase. We’ve heard it so many times, that we don’t pay attention to it any longer. The fact remains talk is easy. Some talk a “big game” on a. regular basis. The mistake they make is not following through.
We don’t judge others by what they say, but instead what they do. We judge people by how they behave, what their actions are. The reason for this, is we know words have no real substance to create anything by themselves.
It’s once the words are backed up by action, is when there’s results. The irony becomes that we know we’ll accumulate all this knowledge, that we’ll learn something, and then think that the information will automatically produce results for us.
When pursuing these results, we’ll continue to accumulate yet more information, this to the point we become overwhelmed, while nothing happens.
To Take Action
We become interested in something so we acquire knowledge. Accumulating this knowledge makes us feel more confident and capable. But realize that knowledge by itself won’t instantly give us the end results of that knowledge.
There are many in life who has a lifelong quest of accumulating as much knowledge as possible, as they think it empowers them. But all this knowledge by itself is powerless. It only has potential. What you do with this knowledge is where the real power lies.
The difference when it comes to someone who’s become successful to someone who hasn’t, is that they’ve decided to take action on that knowledge, while others haven’t.
The reality of the digital age that we live in, is that any type of information on almost anything is now freely available to anyone, this with a push of a button.
The Information Age
Anyone can now get any type of knowledge that they want at their fingertips. The most valuable commodity that one has to get results, is the ability to take action on the knowledge that they’ve acquired. What taking action does is produces results.
Once you take action, what you’re doing is activating your ideas, this by making it relevant. Once you use your will to do something, what you’re motivating is some type of specific purpose.
Once you do this, what you’re actually creating in the true sense of the word, is that you’re turning an idea into reality. You’re expressing something that was internal and making it external.
Every action that you take is a cause that’s set in motion. What we’ve heard numerous times is that every cause has an effect. It’s always the result or the effect however that we’re interested in.
There’s no point just wanting to become wealthy, as everyone does. What you want is to experience it by seeing and actually doing it. What you want is to experience the genuine satisfaction that comes from turning ideas into reality.
To Take Action
There’s a big difference between what you know, and knowing what to do. Most know what to do to make their lives function, but knowing just isn’t enough. You need to act and use what you know. Something intangible happens once you decide to take action on an idea.
What you then set into motion are a series of events, ones that you don’t always realize the full consequences of. This is similar to throwing a stone in a pond. The ripple effect of the water affects the entire pond, as it moves everything that’s in or around the pond.
This is how a single action that you decide to take, can have an impact, even if you don’t immediately realize it.
On a practical level, you start to get feedback from your actions, while learning things that you can only learn, this as a result of your actions. These are things that you can’t learn from listening or by gaining knowledge.
The Rebound Effect
Your knowledge is similar to an elastic band. It can stretch, but until and unless you stretch it, you’re not using it for its true purpose. Information is something that’s external. Once you learn it, transform it into facts and act on it, then it becomes a part of your life.
To experience anything in life you need to take action. Knowledge simply isn’t enough. We all want to feel, and this comes from activating “all of you,” this by engaging all your senses to experience life’s abundance.
Just One Thought
All you need is just one idea to alter something in your life. It doesn’t need to be a complicated idea. All it takes is an idea you can use then act on it, to get what you want. It’s rare that the information or the idea that you want, can be a means to an end.
What you ultimately want are results, and this only comes from activating what you know. Never get trapped in acquiring information and knowledge, and not using it. Start by focusing on taking action, using and applying the ideas you know, this instead of just accumulating them.
Always be acquiring new knowledge and information, while making sure your actions are your ultimate guide. It’s not what you say you’ll do, but what you actually do, which determines the quality of your life, and what you achieve.