Knowledge is Power. Knowledge without application is USELESS.

by Gh0zt
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The title of the thread says it all

It is a quote credited to the Late martial art expert Bruce Lee. I'm sure I've heard others use the quote but I'm bringing it up because of its remarkable importance to IM and in fact life! Anything in life!

We are living in interesting times and one thing we are all well aware of growing up in this era is the importance of knowledge and it's relationship with power and money.

Yes, it is true: knowledge is power - so to speak.

Imagine: You apply for a position as a medical GP, £80k a year salary, you job is to essentially look over people, listen to what they tell you, figure out what's wrong with them and then prescribe some medicine or pass them onto the correct hospital department.

To get this job you need to be qualified - you need to show proof of your knowledge in that field. Without the knowledge, the know-how, know-what, know-why, you are in no position to carry out this sort of work - you have no power or authority in this field.

However, on the flipside of the coin, imagine:

You have been to university, you have gained the knowledge you require and your proof of knowledge - you could be earning £80k a year right now. But what if you never applied for the job? Would you ever get that £80k? What if you got the job but you never turned up for work? Would you get that £80k?

What if you "knew" what next weeks lottery numbers would be (by some miracle you somehow established for certain what they would be) but you don't take any action - you don't tell anyone, you don't buy a ticket - you don't apply your knowledge - will you win?

Yeah, fat chance pal.

We are blessed to live in a world with established laws, rules and facts.

It is ignorant (comming from the root word: ignore) to not accept this and work with/to it instead of against it. There are "ways" things work, if you do them "right" they will work for you also.

Why am I posting this here?

Because after reading through the forums I've noticed an insane number of posts with the same or very similar content which is peoples unsuccess stories and it upsets me a bit - I feel somewhat to blame for not being "part of the solution" so to speak, so we'll switch that up and start talking solutions - first step: APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE. ACT ON WHAT YOU KNOW. ESTABLISH CERTAINTY THEN ACT & BY GOD MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ACTION.

God willing, I hope you are inspired - and you know what? Yes, you do, you do know what, you know a thing or two don't you? NOW ACT ON IT.

#application #knowledge #power #useless
  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    Thanks. I totally agree with you !
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    • Profile picture of the author Gh0zt
      Originally Posted by Al amin View Post

      Thanks. I totally agree with you !
      Your welcome, I'm glad you agree with me because I know the power of this for myself - so, if your acting on your knowledge like I know you are; I can see that you'll be achieving great successes in every field - this one little tip has been life changing for me

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  • Profile picture of the author damiensuccess
    Funny you should write this. I was talking yesterday about some people who basically live there whole 20's in college. Jumping from one course to the next. Many stuck living that lifestyle, and others who simply don't know where they're going.

    Similar to those who self teach. Reading day in, and day out.
    I know people who can discuss any topic in detail, but do little with there lives. This was something I always found difficult to understand. My first thought is often "Why are you not filthy rich?"

    If you haven't got the motivation for taking action, then your knowledge doesn't serve much purpose. Although I am sure that many people find it fulfilling to learn new things, and leaving it at that. Not for me however, I like to learn things in which I can apply in my life. If I cannot relate or benefit from it, I usually don't have much interest in learning it.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Profile picture of the author Gh0zt
      Originally Posted by damiensuccess View Post

      Funny you should write this. I was talking yesterday about some people who basically live there whole 20's in college. Jumping from one course to the next. Many stuck living that lifestyle, and others who simply don't know where they're going.

      Similar to those who self teach. Reading day in, and day out.
      I know people who can discuss any topic in detail, but do little with there lives. This was something I always found difficult to understand. My first thought is often "Why are you not filthy rich?"

      If you haven't got the motivation for taking action, then your knowledge doesn't serve much purpose. Although I am sure that many people find it fulfilling to learn new things, and leaving it at that. Not for me however, I like to learn things in which I can apply in my life. If I cannot relate or benefit from it, I usually don't have much interest in learning it.

      Thanks for sharing!
      Thank you for sharing - I've seen what you've seen with my own eyes too so your post means a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author UandI
    Most of us have heard the phrase “knowledge is power” — but we may not fully understand how to translate this into improving our lives in a practical way. Here is a little breakdown:

    Knowledge = Options = Power

    When we educate ourselves, we learn new things that we were previously unaware of. This gives us the ability to make better decisions, come up with more evolved and intelligent thoughts, improve the lives of ourselves and those around us, and thus makes us more valuable people overall.

    This, in turn, leads to more options. The more valuable of a person you are, the more people will want to be around you, the more they will want to work with you, the more they introduce you to others who need your help or can help you, and the more doors and opportunities open in your life.
    This high level of options in life gives you the freedom to choose from many different paths, and so you do not necessarily need anyone or anything to be happy or successful. And that freedom, my friend, is power. Because that freedom allows you to have the power to speak your mind, the power to be who you truly are, the power to not accept second class behavior from anyone, and the power to do whatever makes you happy. That is why knowledge is so important.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarshaWheeler
    This reminds me of some great quotes on knowledge is power.
    Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. - Kofi Annan

    Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. - Robert Staughton Lynd

    Knowledge is power. Most of us agree that something has to be done to strengthen Social Security, and I believe it's irresponsible to arbitrarily dismiss any idea, Republican nor Democrat, without giving it a hard look. - Conrad Burns
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  • Profile picture of the author trans4mayshuns
    Knowledge is power. You can't begin a career, for that matter even a relationship, unless you know everything there is to know about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    Application involves actually working and that eliminates many people right there. All of the WSO's in this forum are a good example of that. People buy them, read them, and then do not apply what they learn to actually make money. Tomorrow they buy another WSO, and repeat the same process, and then wonder why they never make any money online.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
      Originally Posted by Jeff Schuman View Post

      Application involves actually working and that eliminates many people right there. All of the WSO's in this forum are a good example of that. People buy them, read them, and then do not apply what they learn to actually make money. Tomorrow they buy another WSO, and repeat the same process, and then wonder why they never make any money online.
      I agree here. You can literally spend years buying wso's and not applying a single thing. I know from experience. I spent at least a couple months to a year buying wso's before I actually sat down and focused on one business model and made it work.

      Success requires you to focus and apply your knowledge on a daily basis. If success was solely about acquiring knowledge without application, we would have a lot more successful people on this forum for sure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Malkhaz
    Knowledge is Power. Knowledge without application is USELESS.
    Yeah, I have found this to be very true in my own life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dain Supero
    The Force is strong in this one.

    I couldn't agree more. The problem solving and self-development model I teach my clients is called Learn-Plan-Act, where EVERYTHING you learn must be meaningful enough to form an actionable plan that you MUST execute.

    Not acting on the knowledge we gather or the plans we devise does one thing and one thing only: it stifles self-confidence. Think about it. You spend time learning, planning, strategizing, losing sleep, pacing, learning, losing more sleep, and then you fail to act on all that?

    More could be said here, but I believe that question says it all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gh0zt
    Thanks, some really great replies Warriors

    I just hope more and more people take up the call to action and start making the movements that will better their lives!
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  • Yes, you're right, Knowledge Is Power. People with no knowledge usually ended up broke simply because they do not have the proper knowledge to achieve their dreams. Remember that it all takes knowledge before you can reap the result of your persistence and perseverance in acquiring the knowledge that will ultimately propel you to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author beastwood
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    I can see a lot of people who very much intellectual but they waste their time by not using it. Same goes for people's talents because there are people who are too lazy to use it.

    I think I can relate the quote "Experience is the best teacher" If we do things now even though there are people more intelligent than us at doing this, we can grow into better people than they are because we are using it and we are putting things into practice.
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  • Profile picture of the author walterwombat
    Interesting thread and I agree that a lot of people could use their knowledge better.

    For a lot of people trying to start an online business, there is a piece of knowledge missing. Most people have jobs or have had jobs at some point. When you have a job, you have certainty that you will get paid at the end of the month.

    When you go into business for the first time, you don't have that certainty. If you have worked for an employer all your life, the lack of certainty is something can take time to get your head around. This isn't the same as applying for a job without certainty. It is actually doing the work without a guarantee that you will get paid.

    It might take some time for some people to even become aware that this might be the reason for not taking action. I'm not sure that it is laziness. When I worked for an employer, I worked hard. When I started online, I found it hard to get started. Why would someone work hard for an employer and not for themselves. At least in my case, it was the psychological adjustment from working for a guaranteed income to trying something that I wasn't sure would get me an income. In addition, your not usually allowed to fail when you work for someone else. Therefore, another new idea was that even if my first business attempt didn't work, all is not lost and I could try again and again, until something did work.

    If you have been in business a long time, all this may seem obvious. However, for people who have spent their life working for others, this does require an adjustment and it is a big change in mind set.
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