I was on the train the other day when I finished an eBook I’d been reading. As I got to the end of the book, I realized something interesting.
Besides one or two minor details, I knew most of the information in the book. Whilst the book was inspirational (which is good), I realized I hadn’t learnt all that much from reading it.
I knew the information already.
What struck me next was astounding. Despite the fact that I knew the information already – I was not doing anything with it.
I knew the information but I was not applying it.
It’s not about what you know. It’s not about how smart you are or how many books you’ve read or degrees you have or businesses you want to start.
It’s about what you actually DO with that knowledge that changes everything.
I often buy books hoping to learn a particular piece of information, yet the more I read the more I realize that many books don’t have the level of detail that I’m looking for.
As hard as this may be to accept sometimes – the detail only comes from doing.
Detail comes from experience and doing the task yourself. It comes from stumbling through and learning from mistakes (a concept which scares a lot of people).
It doesn’t matter what you read in a book or learn on the net, it’s what you DO that matters.
What are you planning on DOING today?
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