March 8, 2021

Knowing about stuff is overrated

Squirrel studying and learning

We are encouraged to learn. Fair enough.

Why?

To improve our lives and the lives of those around us. (That’s the best reason I could come up with)

Does it work?

Only if you do something with what you have learned. It seems to me that we need to change something, no matter how subtle, to achieve any improvement.

The problem is that knowing something does not mean that the ‘doing’ changes.

The issue is the knowing/doing gap.

Learning then doing is far more important than learning then knowing 🙂

We all have things that we know which ‘should’ change our behaviour, but our behaviour does not change in line with what we know.

What about you?

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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