You Need To Apply What You “Know” Or It Doesn’t Matter

You already know enough, go out and apply that knowledge and see what happens.

Last week was a hell of a week and I have been noodling around this idea in my mind as I was challenged by someone I met with.  He asked me if I was a confident person to which I said I was.  He then said that even so, he sensed and got a feeling of a lack of confidence. As he pressed into what he meant, I couldn’t disagree with him. In fact it is something that my wife has said time and time again.  I don’t feel that I am trying to prove myself to anyone but I always seemingly find myself not applying anything and just talking about what I have read or heard.  I don’t have many business success stories and so I feel I need to compensate with words.

What I am learning though is that I know enough.  It’s time to take that knowledge and apply.  In fact a perfect example is that I just took copious amounts of notes over the past month from podcasts, books, conversations and I don’t think I have consciously applied one iota of what I’ve learned. This thirst for knowledge is great, and I never want to stop, but this lack of application and measuring what happens can’t continue on. Today, March 22nd… I am letting you know all of this because I want you to keep me accountable. I want you to ask me what I am applying and learning from that application.  In a month, I hope to have tangible experiences and not just head knowledge.  Keep me honest folks.

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