Written content, audio recordings, videos and other sources of information are extraordinary.
When used, the information has the potential to change your life.
Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end. ~ Napoleon Hill
Over the last several years that I’ve been diving deep into creating my divine life, there’s one think I noticed that can hinder anyone’s success.
A dangerous practice that leaves you exactly how you are or even worse off!
What this is for me is learning something that has the possibility to change an area of my life. A self-development book for example, giving me the “feel good” feelings or short bursts of motivation. But then I lock away the information in my mind, never to be seen again.
This doesn’t get me or you anywhere.
The vicious cycle
1) Learn something
2) Feel good
3) Do nothing with it
There have been numerous times I’ve caught myself reading something I want to achieve like optimum health for example. Getting excited about the thought of it. And after I’m done reading, I practically discard the information and don’t do anything with it.
I then do it AGAIN with another area of interest! Sound familiar!?
Beware of tricking yourself into believing you’re making progress just by learning a ton of stuff.
Applying the information is crucial for retention and results.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle
The act of learning will do nothing if you aren’t practicing what you’re learning.
Mental Masturbation is the term since it feels really good in your head.
Though it feels good to have someone talk about creating a phenomenal life, knowing the information is useless without action.
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