So often we hear that knowledge is power. Well, it’s not! Knowledge is only information and it becomes real power only when it is acted upon. What is the difference between a person who cannot go for a jog and a person who can but does not go for a jog? No difference here. The real power is not knowledge alone, it is wisdom. Just like all the muscles in our bodies, the brain needs to be stretched and will function on how much we exercise it.
Athletes are a great example of this. How can an athlete compete without practising relentlessly what he learned? Any type of learning is great but it will not matter at all if you don’t apply and take action on what you have learned. We all know that smoking kills slowly but surely, are you going to stop smoking right now? That is knowledge not being used and it will kill you in a few years if you don’t act.
If you are not happy with your job, relationships or any other area of your life and you know you have to make the change to be able to be happy again. Are you taking a step towards self-improvement? If you are not, then you are not applying what you know you should do.
The more I know the more I realise I don’t know. The more I know, the more I can become overwhelmed with choices and the actions that are necessary. When added up, they seem impossible. I’ve found it’s important to keep in mind that any action of applying knowledge is a step towards progress. Progress is small steps added up to create big change.