Put Some Skin In The Game!
“We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.” — Maxwell Maltz
From time to time I get asked by people how they can create a life of intellectual pursuits.
If you’ve asked yourself or someone else that question then you’ve already used the single most powerful weapon in your arsenal: Asking questions.
Now, besides asking questions and gathering information you also need to actually put something into the world.
If you read a book or two on any given subject or watch a good documentary, make sure to write a blog post, create a piece of art, and/or implement it into your life in some way.
What people end up doing is that they’ve exposed themselves to a new idea, but they just leave it at that, an idea.
They read books, play around with ideas and concepts in their minds, etc.
What they don’t do is to put those thoughts into practical or tangible actions.
Learning is a wonderful passion to have, but not putting that knowledge to work is a mistake far too many people make. They don’t have any skin in the game.
Create something with it, put it out there for the world to see.
Put some skin in the game!