Even if one has perfect information it is of no value if it is not coupled to a penetrating understanding of its meaning (one does not see the patterns).
Judgment is key. Without judgment, data means nothing.
It is not necessarily the one with more information who will come out victorious, it is the one with better judgment (the one who is better at discerning patterns).
Knowledge doesn’t guarantee action.
Shifts in perception are often slowed by identity/ego. Growth requires mental re-adjustment.
Information helps you make better decisions. However, appeals to emotion can ruin your plans.
Don’t get stuck within the anger phase of your transformation.
Realizing Your Potential Depends On Balancing
Knowledge With Wisdom
- KNOWLEDGE is made up of theories, laws and observations (gathered from learning).
- WISDOM is intuitive calibration (gathered from experience).
Knowledge can alter your life’s wisdom, but you still need real-world reference experiences to make sense of it.
It’s all about HOW you interpret info (Mindset).
Be wary of the arrogant intellectual who comments from the stands without having played on the field.
A knowledgeable person who lacks wisdom is a keyboard jockey, and a wise person who lacks knowledge is a “natural leader”.
The Goal Is To Become A Fully Integrated *Man Of Value*
(or as Elliot Hulse likes to say, “Man of action and abstraction”)
Knowledge is useless if you don’t know what to do with it. Time spent on reading about pointless details is much better directed towards taking action.
Most “smart” people are able to recite useless nonsense (politics, theory, etc). Very few can do anything practical.
Knowledge becomes power only to the extent that it is organized, classified, and put into action.
Theory Turns The Implicit Into The Explicit
This framework has its place, but is dwarfed by the power of your identity and character when it comes to making decisions.
A man who never works out may understand the benefits of lifting weights, yet never takes action because it isn’t congruent with his identity.
The wisdom we can potentially acquire is only limited by our willingness to step beyond our comfort zones.