We’ve all heard the saying “knowledge is power”, but have you really thought about what that means? On the surface, we’re all thinking “yeah, the more knowledge you have, the more you can do with it”. But what does that really mean? What does it mean to “do something with it”?
The more you learn, the more you grow, the better you’re able to analyze situations, make decisions, and make changes in your life. So many times we become slaves to our existence. Get up Monday morning, get ready for work, get the kids off to school, sit in traffic, get the best spot you can of what’s left in the parking garage and schlep in to work with laptop case hanging off your shoulder while balancing a cup of coffee – and a purse if you’re female.
Once you’re settled at you desk you start reading emails, going to meetings, answering calls, helping co-workers, and somewhere in between all that you’re fitting in some actual work. Go home, change clothes, make dinner, do dishes, make sure the kids get their homework and baths done, get them in bed, and you go to bed. Tuesday morning comes and you start the cycle again.
We get so sucked into that routine that before you know it, years have gone by and you’re still doing the same thing every day, there’s no difference from Monday today and a Monday two years ago.
Continuing to grow and increase knowledge helps to keep people curious and provides a natural breeding ground for new thoughts, ideas, plans. Every person should be doing something to continue their personal growth. Read a book, take a class, hire a coach, go back to college, learn a new field, figure out what you truly want to do and go after it.