I have a workout application on my phone – It has lots and lots of exercises with schedules for each day. It has a section where you’re told what to eat and what not to eat if you want the perfect body – It is designed for the perfect fit fam aficionado.
It educates you on health topics from the benefits of drinking lots of water during the day and how it helps with your kidney, to reasons why sugar should be consumed moderately especially as we enter the yuletide season – All this knowledge would not make any difference on my heath and body if I don’t act on it.
You can know all the benefits of drinking water but if you don’t act on that knowledge it is useless to you.
I’m sure you know other things that could help you grow but you’ve not acted on it yet and so that growth is yet to occur for you. I bet you have friends asking your opinions on things and you give the best advice – You’re knowledgeable – But are you practicing what you preach? Are you reaping the benefits of said knowledge?
Trying each day to implement what you know is how you experience true growth and we have 3 powerful insights to share with you today on how you can ensure Your “knowledge is power”
1. Value Yourself: No one knows what’s best for you better than you do. You know best your weaknesses and your strengths, You have dreams and aspirations and even know a few steps to take. However, this version of you with these “dreams” is not going to be the version of you that would achive those same dreams. It is like an alcoholic who wants to quit drinking but always sees himself as he is right now – an alcoholic. He “knows” drinking too much is bad for his health but he keeps telling himself the same stories that make it impossible to act on that knowledge. Until he sees himself as someone who doesn’t drink, He’d never believe in his ability to make that switch. So how much value do you place in yourself? Valuing yourself does not mean you have a chip on your shoulder but that you feel deserving of change and growth in your life. One thing that stops us from experiencing true growth is past negative feelings of unworthiness. This prevents self care and you lack the zeal to invest in yourself because you’re always looking back at past mistakes. When you start valuing who you are now and who you aim to become, you can break free from self limiting beliefs, make better choices and act based on true knowledge rather than myths
2. Trust Yourself: The human mind is wired to remember the negatives better than the positives in our lives. You can post something on socia media and get lots of positive feedback but it is that one person who says something negative your mind would remember.This is how we overtime lose trust in ourselves and find it hard to make new decisions. You’re always thinking of what went wrong the last time you tried something new – Forgetting the million times something new brought about growth or blessings in your life. Here’s a trick to help you with this. Take a piece of paper and write down every decision you’ve made till now that was a success. You’d be surprised at how far you’ve come and how many decisions you’ve gotten rightOn the other hand, accept the fact that due to circumstances beyond your control, some things won’t go as planned. It’s the yin yang principle of life. So, pat yourself on the back, recognize your past accomplishments, and have faith in your ability to turn knowledge into action.In the infamous words of Lao Tzu “At the centre of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”
3. Stop Procrastinating: There’s no bigger killer of dreams than procrastination because nothing happens or rather changes when you procrastinate. You’re in your comfort zone and time keeps moving and life keeps happening all around you.There are 3 hidden monsters that feed procrastination and The first one is the fear of the unknown. That is – “ If I do this, what if….(inserts worst case scenario). This can be paralyzing as F… Asdes the fear of the unknown, Monster numero uno is trying to control how people would react to something you’ve not started doing. This helps you procrastinate even more and you delay making a decision because you cannot control the future. (Of course, you can’t) Finally the fear of regret… “If I get this wrong, I’ll feel terrible. I’ll blame myself.” This leads to a self destructive circle of expectation > disappointment > judgement > self-judgement There is a simple solution to this: ask yourself what is the worst thing that can happen.
These 3 powerful tips can help you wit turning knowledge into power in any area of your life. It’s not okay to know.. You have to put what you know into action to get the benefits. We know the benefits of giving because we practice it everyday and at every chance we get. It’s rewarding and beautiful