KNOWLEDGE IS NOT POWER: 3 TIPS ON HOW TO LEVERAGE WHAT YOU KNOW

Hi there reader, you heard me, and you heard me correctly-  knowledge is not power

It’s potential power. We’ll come back to that sentence by the end of this post.

The ability of acquiring knowledge does not warrant an action unless YOU decide that it should. What’s amazed me most about powerful media and its content is it’s ability to distract us from the things that we do daily. Distraction begins with us allowing ourselves to open up to media, followed by many, many, (for you video scrubbers out there) MANY small little decisions, that kill your intent to finish what you ought to have done in the first place!

 

Seriously, D-I-S-T-R-A-C-T-I-O-N.

 

After seeing most in my generation have an affliction to digital addiction, it has been my absolute priority to ensure that I do not give in to the same. And I’d like to share three quick tips on how you can keep this distraction at bay while actually enjoying some of the content available out there:

#1 PACE YOURSELF:

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I’ve probably said this a couple of hundred times in the last few posts- make a schedule, and stick to it. There’s nothing in the world that’ll help you get more grounded to do something than a schedule. If you’ve recently bought yourself the iPhone X, or have been an avid iPhone user- the iCal app works just fine. Else, use Google’s calendar app. Jot down the actions, set yourself reminders, and get to it. You don’t want to be skipping the things you ought to be doing.

#2 KNOW WHAT YOU WANT:

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This is more or less the successor of point #1, but more on the content side. When looking for something, decide on the one thing that it is that you want to see, and stick to it. Why? Because it bloody well breaks the flow of having to make multiple small decisions that leave you tired, worn out, demotivated and even hungry (brain exertion often needs nutritional replenishment)! Don’t be stupid by getting onto Instagram and checking out one story after another- it’s going to drain the hell out of both you AND your time. Remember, we all have 24 hours in a day. What differentiates you from me is how you use your 24 hours.

#3 STAY FOCUSED:

I can’t stress on this enough. You need to learn about what keeps you focused- what keeps you grounded! You’ve got to engage yourself in the things that hit you where it hurts when you stop doing what you’re supposed to do. The great thing about being focused is that there is no one driver to being focused. It could be anything. What I usually do is remind myself about my WHY when find that I’m slipping. Try it, and if you can’t find your why, try again.

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Why do I focus so much on this? Well, for one, this breeds a habit. A habit that is consciously worked on and put into place. And, one that you could benefit from- in whatever way you see fit.

So let’s try completing that sentence again,

Knowledge is not power, execution is.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 

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Hi there!

I’m Jeev- and this is my blog.

In a short span of under four years, I’ve grabbed the opportunity to work across industries and contribute in-depth to key leaders in the same.
My analytical mind allows me to move beyond the boundaries of my university degree, pushing to explore what lies beyond the line of sight- a skill that has been sharpened over time.

A 4x marathoner, 1x triathlete, photographer, blogger, independent investor, entrepreneur and a corporate maverick, I find myself enthused with the prospect of evolving in a career that incorporates consulting, corporate strategy and organisational restructuring at a leadership position. This blog is an expression of my sense of self and my sense of the society we live in.

Hi there!

I’m Jeev- and this is my blog.

In a short span of under four years, I’ve grabbed the opportunity to work across industries and contribute in-depth to key leaders in the same.

My analytical mind allows me to move beyond the boundaries of my university degree, pushing to explore what lies beyond the line of sight- a skill that has been sharpened over time.

A 4x marathoner, 1x triathlete, photographer, blogger, independent investor, entrepreneur and a corporate maverick, this blog is an expression of my sense of self and my sense of the society we live in.

#DOMORE

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