“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” ~ The Bible. “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest” ~ Benjamin Franklin. The fact is that knowledge is married to success and that there is no success without knowledge. I like to compare the co-relationship between knowledge and success with a mobile phone and a sim card they are inseparable.
In my endeavour to achieve my intended goals I have discovered that I need to acquire knowledge to achieve them. I have also come to understand that knowledge is the key to success. Without knowledge chances of you achieving your intended life’s purpose(s) are very slim if not bleak. In this article I outline why knowledge is key to achieving your success.
What is knowledge?
“The result of man’s ability to think is knowledge” ~ the master key system. Put in another way “man’s ability to think is as a result of his awareness; know-how; understanding and intelligence”. The oxford English dictionary defines knowledge as “the information and skills acquired through experience or education; the sum of what is known; awareness or familiarity gained by experience”.
According to the definitions given above knowledge is gained through experience and education. By the way education does not need to be formal you can be educated informally. I believe that not all successful people are “educated”. They have just acquired the right knowledge and experience needed to achieve their personal objectives. “There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure” ~ Colin Powell.
Using knowledge as a yardstick
Knowledge helps us to prepare ourselves for the oncoming obstacles as we move towards achieving our objectives. It is therefore imperative that you continuously acquire knowledge and improve on your skill set. As I have mentioned before in my previous articles that success is a journey and not a destination you will come across many obstacles on your journey. The difference between successful people and the rest is that they prevail over the obstacle.
They never give up even when they fail the first time around. I am pretty sure that the knowledge and experience gained when faced with different challenges comes in handy at some stage in life. I want to encourage you acquire as much knowledge as you can as you go about working through to achieve your intended life’s purpose. You just never know when you will need to call upon it for help.
Knowledge can then be best acquired through reading books and experience. These two are some of my best ways of acquiring knowledge. You could also attend seminars, listen to recorded messages and many other ways that are available to you. When it comes to acquiring knowledge do not limit yourself. Remember that one of the very few possessions that can never be grabbed from you even in your death is knowledge. I have never heard anything like they downloaded his knowledge to a storage media never before.
How does knowledge fit in?
If knowledge is the awareness gained by experience, I would be right to say that success is achieved by experience and this takes time. Clearly from the definitions of knowledge described above I can safely say that without knowledge; experience; awareness or education there is no success. Experience does not come over night, it takes time to come.
In my opinion knowledge is the driving force to success without which it is very difficult to walk down the road of success. If you have to succeed in life you will need to spend good quality time acquiring knowledge and skills needed for your intended purpose. If it is the driving force, then you must therefore learn to put it to good use. Knowledge acquired without being used is a waste of time. Knowledge is acquired for a purpose and not just for the sake of it.
In whatever, endevours one may be engaged in, it is impossible to succeed without sufficient knowledge. It is therefore key that you strive to acquire the right knowledge for you to pursue your life’s intended purpose. Knowledge does not necessarily have to be acquired through established institutions such as schools. There are various ways and the main one being reading. I will end here and hope you have enjoyed the article and always remember to “standout tall and be counted”.