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Learning vs. Improving

Learning is not improving.

Learning is critical and vital for achievement and success, but by itself it’s not enough

Improving is taking what we’ve learned and putting into action.

Improving is applying what we’ve learned to make things better – to make our lives better and the lives of those around us, and with any luck, the lives of many.

How Many Priorities Do You Have? Any?

If you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any. – Darren Hardy

Priorities are a combination of goals and what matters to you now – right now, today, this week and this month.

When you prioritize something you make something more than just a goal, more than something you will work on if you have the time.

A priority is something that you attend to, that you pay attention to, that you work hard and smart on every day.

What are your priorities?

If you don’t know, figure it out and decide.

If listed more than three, you have a bunch of goals (dreams/wishes/hopes) that look/feel/sound like priorities (and all of them will suffer your divided/diluted attention).

Right now my priorities are Nutrition, Fitness and Finances.

Each day I ask myself what I can do further more goals for each. What must I do, and not do, to serve progress in those key areas?

I’ll ask you again: what are your priorities? what are you doing to serve them?

Knowledge is Not Power

It’s merely a component of power.

Knowledge is no more power than flour is a cake.

Flour, with other specific ingredients, combined in a specific order and manner and prepared in a particular way, results in a cake.

So it is with knowledge.

When you combine knowledge with other key ingredients, such as awareness, intention and action, you get power.

Power is the ability to make things happen, to move things, to overcome resistance.

Knowledge is critical to be sure, but by itself, it’s not power; it’s really just flour.

How Much of “It” Is In Your Head?

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved. – Marcus Antonius

The quote requires a careful reading.

You must be willing to consider that there are things that you think about that cause you anger and grief and things that actually cause anger and grief.*

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* And, for the Advanced Class on this, you must consider that many of the “actual” things that cause you anger and grief only do so because of beliefs you have about things and how things should go in your life.