“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.”
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Author
What do you do with all your knowledge? How do you apply it to your daily life? Are you using it towards your dreams for the future?
Most of us know many things.
I know just enough to be dangerous. I have learned through many mistakes that I don’t know as much as I think I do. For example, I have embarrassed myself in groups of people making a comment and realizing that I knew very little about the subject. When I get away from the situation, I revisit the incident and find that I was showing how smart I was.
There have been times when others have offered advice, and I have not listened because I know best. However, I have looked back and discovered that life would have been easier had I listened.
I have many other examples but not enough room to share them. Know that I struggle with application issues also!
One of my goals (wishes) is to be a motivational speaker. How do I meet that goal? I know about speaking. I was involved in Toastmasters, have shared in church, and taught in-services at work. What am I going to do with that knowledge? I need to apply what I have learned, put myself out there, and see if anyone is interested in allowing me to speak to a group.
Do you identify with anything noted above? I have good news; there is hope for all of us. Decide what is important to you and what you want to achieve and apply what you already know.
YOU CAN DO IT!