I practice therefore i become.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.- — Ecclesiastes 3:10 KJV
There was a time in my life when i would crave for information and look for it, BUT i never put to action the knowledge i gathered. I hang-out with the right company, read books, BUT never acted on the positive influence that was getting into me. As a result i ended up with a conclusion:
You will be where you are 5 years from today except for 3 things: The books you read, the company you keep and the information you act upon.
The bible admonishes us in Ecc. 3:10 whatever you find, meaning there is a search you engaged in and as result, you made some discovery.
The act of doing is one of the most neglected attributes in human society today. Most people(Christians included) are content with knowing, praising the knowledge and making other people know that they have the knowledge.
The very essence of information is so that a decision, then an act may follow it. Lack of a decision and an act renders information useless.
The word information as early as the 14th century references on “ formation or molding of the mind or character, training, instruction, teaching”. It is good to build yourself with knowledge and have read all the books, BUT if you do not act on this information you are but wasting time.
In one of my on going researches on What makes a champion i have come to discover that the difference between the Super achievers and those that are not is simple: High achievers and Champions(among other things) act on great information and do so without hesitation. The same is true with happy and unhappy people.
Knowledge without practice makes but half an artist. — African Proverb
This section is designed for you to take practical steps.
Get a paper and pen.
This is a 15 minute exercise(Which i am sure you have)
- For 3 minutes think about your life presently.
- For the next 5 minutes as yourself, How would i like my life to be now? (Write this down on the paper)
- For the next 5 minutes, ask yourself what can you do now to invoke this change?
- Lastly prioritize and break down into smaller tasks.
- . Commit yourself to doing one of those goals.
Answers and steps taken:
Answer 1: Among many things…. i am not working hard and smart enough.
Answer 2: I would like to be smart hard worker who gets work done on a daily basis. If i am not working, i am tending to poverty. (Proverbs 10:4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.)
a. I can start making a plan of what i need to do per day.
b. I can tell someone about them to help n accounatbility
c. I will write my daily goals and tasks.
Answer 4: I will write my daily goals and tasks and will not go to bed till they are completed.
Lastly I will commit to executing these tasks.
Remember, If you have all the information on how to swim and have never practiced how to, you will drown if you jump into the deep end of the swimming pool because all you have is theoretical knowledge.
Your Christianity and life will have no testimony if you do not take steps.