When I was younger, I thought that knowledge was power.
I thought that if someone knew something it would enable them to act in alignment with that knowledge.
Many years later, I’ve realized that knowledge is only part of what a human needs in order to succeed.
The other vital part is the ability to take action.
The challenge is: our ability to take action does not rely on knowledge alone.
For instance, knowing that it’s good for me to sleep early will not heal my sleep procrastination.
Knowing that starting a blog will help me get clients doesn’t make me consistently write and post.
Knowing that active listening is probably what people need when they are emotional around me doesn’t always stop me from jumping into fix-it mode.
Knowing isn’t enough.
Without action, knowledge doesn’t get us very far.
In addition to knowledge, we must also invest into personal growth and healing.
This includes our ability to be attuned to our Self, our management of our time and energy, the regular stepping back to acknowledge what’s keeping us stuck, and why…
So if it really is that…
- Knowledge and
- The ability to take action
are the two vital ingredients to success, are you attending to both? What needs to shift so that you can?
Does knowing that both are at play change how you think about what you’ve been able to accomplish so far and where you’ll be able to go next?
Knowledge and action are power. Go for both.