When I read this quote by Norman Jester, “You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry, most people do,” I took a moment to question the power of knowledge!
You and I both know facts and figures in a multitude of subjects. You don’t necessarily know what I know and visa-versa. Therefore, we each possess our individual domain of knowledge.
So, my next question is, “Does Knowledge make you successful?” The answer to the question is NO, knowledge in and of itself is not powerful. The power of knowledge happens when put into action.
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Haven’t you seen when someone uses knowledge in a manner that is not socially acceptable? That brings to mind the story of a child who goes to school and shares information learned at home regarding other family members. While embarrassing for the family, the power of knowledge is not realized in this circumstance.
“Knowledge is power…but only when you put is to use. Consultative information is FREE and you can find it on the internet. But coaching is transformative and that makes the difference and changes lives. ”
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The last piece that I think is vitally important yet often forgotten is behavior.
How you behave with knowledge is a vital key. You can use knowledge as a motivation, or as leverage. You can use it to harm or heal. What and how you do things is the final puzzle piece.
Behavior is a habit. If you don’t like the results, change the behavior and use your knowledge differently.
Enjoy your new power!