I’ve recently heard folks say that it’s important to learn for the sake of learning.
I’m all for improving ones self through educating, but this always sits funny with me.
Learning for learning’s sake of like having lots of food and then throwing it away.
It’s not what you learn that’s important, its what you do with it that makes a difference.
If all we had to do was learn more and more, then-as Derek Sivers likes to say- we’d all be billionaires with 6 pack abs.
It’s not the learning that matters, it’s the application. Sure, the learning helps, but it’s not the spark that creates the flame.
It’s what we DO and BUILD that creates value for others and makes the world a better place—not what we KNOW.
This is NOT what they taught you in school.
School taught you to sit still, follow instructions, and cram for a test.
School taught you to learn for the sake of the test—the thing that some adult said was important.
This is why I end every post with a call to action.
Start every day with action. Build the habit of action. Build the physical momentum of taking action on your ideas and fewer and fewer people will remain in your way.
Convert your knowledge into action and start to turn the flywheel that brings your dreams closer and closer
Act small. Don’t stop.
Drip. Drip. Drip.
2 Minute Action:
What is the thing you dread doing today?
Commit to doing it first thing, today.
It’ll just take a second to flip the switch in your brain. I promise.