No doubt we have all heard the phrase “Knowledge is power.” It certainly is a well meaning phrase to make a point, but it is NOT true. Don’t get mad at me for going against one of your favorite quotes.
I do agree that knowledge is a vital component to success. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” I certainly am not going to disagree with God. Knowledge, though vital, it is only the first part to achieving our goals, dreams and true success.
Knowledge by itself is only potential. Potential alone never accomplished anything. Statistics show us 70% of the workforce would rather be doing something else. I think it is safe to say that means 70% of the people working have not achieved their full potential. They are leaving much of their talents and knowledge (potential) on the table.
Since knowledge by itself is only potential, what really is the key to achieving our goals, dreams and our full potential? It is taking the knowledge we have and actually “APPLYING” it - that is power! Nothing happens until we APPLY the knowledge we possess. James 1:22 tells us to be “doers of the word, not just hearers only.” Going to every workshop and reading every book alone will NEVER change our lives and our destiny. The knowledge we gain is tremendous and gives us potential, but the real power comes when we apply what we know!
As you pursue the work you love – have you written a resume? Have you picked up the phone to follow up on a lead? Have you walked into a company and filled out an application. Side thought – interesting they call it an “APPLICATION”.
As you pursue the changes in life you want – have you written down any goals for your family? Have you determined where you want to live? Have you told your family you love them today?
Are you leaving your potential to change your life and your work on the table? Do you know what to do? More importantly, are you doing what you already know to do?