Knowledge is power… or so we are often told. “Go to school and get a good education, you’ll need it if you want to succeed in life”. How many of us have heard that growing up???
But the truth is that it is only half of the equation. You see knowledge is not power, unless we do something with it. You can get all the schooling, do all the reading and attend all the workshops you want to, but if you keep all that great knowledge in your head, the only thing you’ll be is smart. Now, do something with all that knowledge and hallelujah, the possibilities are endless!
I can remember my mom telling us kids to go to school and at least get a high school diploma! (She’s pretty happy we all graduated.) And then there are those that believe if you don’t have a degree you will never make much money so they spend half of their life in school. And then there are those poor souls just can’t make up their mind what they want to do.
Formal education does have it’s place. But most give little thought to self-education. There is SO much we can learn. There is a book I like to re-read called “Three Feet From Gold”. It has this great quote in it from a fellow by the name of Charlie “Tremendous” Jones…
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
And of course, there is something to be said about the lessons that life brings. Sometimes those lessons bring the greatest knowledge of all.
What are you doing to move yourself forward?