Knowledge is potential; action is power

Knowledge is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Bruce Lee

I used to embrace the old saying, “Knowledge is power.”

But knowledge alone is really not enough. What good is knowing something if we aren’t willing to act on that knowledge?

Knowledge is potential; action is power.

When we want something and know what to do to make it happen – lose weight, eat right, exercise, get organized, save money, get out of debt, etc. – but don’t take action to make it happen, nothing will change for us.

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Action is power.

Our situation will stay the same year after year unless we take action toward reaching our goals.

What if we fail? What if we take action and aren’t successful?

Failed attempts can be discouraging, but we can’t stop.

We may have to adjust our plan of action while we keep taking steps toward our goal. Maybe we don’t know enough and need to learn more. Or we may need a coach or mentor.

This much is certain:

Taking action is the only way to improve our situation. The only way to realize our full potential.

And we have to keep going. Stop and we’ll never reach our goals.

If you truly want something, it’s not enough to know what to do to get it. You must take action.