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.