“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” – Bruce Lee
One down. Three to go.
The 2nd Quarter is now in play…and if you have any chance of making up for lost time and crushing your goals, it will be because of your ability to close the Knowing-Doing Gap.
The fact is, knowing “What” to do is not enough…it never has, nor will it ever be enough. If it was…everybody would be skinny, happy and rich.
The single biggest problem which prevents people from achieving their goals, and the root cause of most people’s suffering lies in their inability to close the gap between knowing what they need to do and actually doing it.
Does that sound like anyone you know?
Why do I know this? Because behavior never lies.
The real essence of truth, of who you really are is not to be found in what you believe, say or even know intellectually…but by what you actually do.
Allow me to put some meat on these bones…and to expose the gap between knowing and doing.
We all know that eating a healthy diet is the right call to make, yet too many of us choose to eat poorly.
We all know that regular exercise is the best thing we can do for our bodies, however a good number of us do not even make time for a walk.
We all know that we should save more than we spend, but the debt held by far too many people, companies and even governments provides proof of a lack of understanding.
We all know that continued learning is the smartest thing we can do for our careers, however most do not even crack open a book after they leave college.
We all know that commitments are meant to be honored, yet when faced with difficulty…will takes a walk and resolve heads for the door.
We all know that going the extra mile for our clients is the right thing to do, however most refuse to do what they know is right for the people responsible for paying their wages.
We all know what we need to do in order to achieve our goals, however the majority procrastinate, choose fear our courage and hide behind excuses.
Confucius was absolutely right when he said over 2000 years ago…”To know, and not to do, is still not to know.”
So from today decide to JUST DO IT!!
Whatever you are working towards – just do one thing today to bring you closer to your goal