Sir Francis Bacon has had the phrase “scientia potestas est” attributed to him in 1597, and many of us still adopt this approach and philosophy in our own lives - “Knowledge is Power.”
I have said it before, but I am very much of the mindset that we should ALWAYS be students. There is always something new to learn, someone to be able to show you a more efficient or effective way of doing something, a piece of insight into history or science that completely changes your understanding or perception of the world.
I believe that learning and knowledge are very powerful, but only if we apply what we learn.
Too often, especially in the fast paced world of today, we are quick to gather the knowledge we think we need, but we struggle to apply it to our every day lives and so never recognise the true benefit.
I have recently read “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki, which advocates the importance of financial literacy and financial intelligence. But after reading the book, it doesn’t miraculously making me better with money or become an expert in investing. It merely provides me with some insight and tips to apply in my own life. If I follow those tips, apply the knowledge I have gathered and continue to be a student (open-minded and learning) I could start to become more efficient with my investing.
How many of you know that water is good for your health and the benefits of staying hydrated? And yet how many times do you get to the end of the day and realise you have barely drunk 2 glasses? You have the knowledge but you haven’t applied it.
How many times have you been heard and experienced the importance of 7-9 hours sleep a night? And yet how many times do you make excuses to stay up a little bit later because sleep seems pointless and a bit boring? You have the knowledge but you haven’t applied it.
Knowledge alone does not equal power. It is the application of that knowledge, that pushes you ahead to become the best version of yourself. That is where the power lies.
So whatever opportunity you have for learning today - grasp it with both hands. And then later tonight, take a moment to consider what you have learnt and how you can apply it in your every day, to continue to build towards the life of your dreams!
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