One day, a friend was trying to share with me what he called some “success secrets” and after listening to him, I told him I already knew the things he was telling me. But he looked at me in the eyes and said, “No you don’t”. But I insisted that I did. And as the argument ensued, he said to me, “Vincent, to know and not to do, is not to know.” And those words hit me real hard, because, I wasn’t doing the things I claimed to have known.
Many of us are like me at the time. We think we know many things yet we don’t apply them, we don’t act on what we know. The truth is you might be a graduate from any of the top universities of this world – in fact you might have all the facts about life and success stored away in your head, but unless you organized your knowledge and expressed it in the form of action, it will be worth nothing to you or the world.
Some of us will be quick to argue that we are not given any chance to put our knowledge to use. But has the world ever given anyone a chance? Except that everyone who has ever succeeded, had to push through and created space for themselves through their imagination, self-confidence, initiative and tenacity.
The world is filled with millions of talented musicians who are not singing; gifted artists who are not painting or sculpting; talented writers who aren’t writing. They have every essential quality with which to offer great service to the world, except one quality – ACTION! Continue reading It’s Time To Act!