Right now, I have about 50 browser tabs open.
I have more than 950 resources saved for later viewing — PDFs, videos, courses, web pages, etc.
Yet, I am only typing on this one single document.
Why don’t I close all the other tabs? Well, because I need stuff from them, I’ll check back later “when I have time” or “when I’m done with this one”.
Why am I keeping all those PDFs? Because I plan to get to them eventually. At some point.
Except I never will.
And that’s the thing about knowledge and information — the more you learn, the more you find there is to learn.
The more you know, the more you discover you’re yet to know.
However, I constantly have to remind myself that without applying the knowledge I’ve gained, it’s practically baseless information.
I know that I’m not alone in this.
So many people today are so eager to learn and acquire knowledge — almost to the point of desperation.
- Buying every course they can.
- Downloading every free PDF on offer.
- Signing up for every webinar they see.
But the challenge is that they hardly ever apply what they learn.
They don’t employ the concepts and the teachings that they’re getting.
People spend months and months reading and learning but not doing anything with it.
And so I want to encourage you today — apply what you’re learning.
Start applying the teachings and the lessons from all the training you’ve been going through.
Don’t wait until it’s perfect.
Don’t wait until you know everything. Because you never will.
The key thing to note is that the more you apply, the better you become.
It is the application of knowledge that makes you a better person.
It is the application that strengthens what you know.
And it’s the application that increases your chances of helping someone with your knowledge.
Because, think about it — if you know something and you’re not helping anyone with that, of what use is that information to you?