Learning does not Happen at the Table

We’re living in truly exciting and inspiring times. A click of a button grants us unfettered access to scintillating ideas, thought-provoking individuals, evocative books and mind-blowing presentations. And yes, life hacks. Lots and lots of life hacks.

The possession of recipes does not a chef make.

Exposure and access do not equal learning. When you encounter the above-mentioned ideas, individuals, books or presentations, your next thought, (ideally after a period of reflection), should be along the lines of practical application.

“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle,” said Kahlil Gibran. If you don’t apply what you learn then learning loses most if not all of its value. Learning and doing, therefore must be interminably intertwined.

Practical application includes but is not limited to – Creating. Breaking. Iterating. Testing. Repeating, Practicing. Sharing. Teaching. Questioning and problem-solving.

Never discount the power of action, no matter how small. Your quest for knowledge doesn’t have to be as earth-changing as Einstein’s, but it is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most important driver of the life you want.

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