This is something that causes so many people to fall short, and I don’t want that for you. Let me start by saying I admire you and your thirst for knowledge. You accessing this resource right now means that you value education, and probably identify as someone who enjoys learning. That’s a trait that will take you far in life, but only so far if you don’t apply what you learn.
When it comes to the books you’re reading, the podcasts you listen to, the courses you’ve purchased, even the conversations you have with mentors and colleagues, are you actually using that knowledge in a meaningful way? The content of the learnings can feel good in that it satisfies your curiosity and entertains you to some extent, but beyond that does it actually make a difference in your life?
That’s where I want you to be honest with yourself and really think about this. Think about how the things you’ve learned have actually helped you to think differently, feel differently, and most importantly how you’ve started doing things differently. Your actions are the truest expression of your intentions, and if your behaviors and mannerisms don’t change, then it’s likely that the lesson didn’t create a lasting effect.
There’s no 'one size fits all' to this approach, but what I do know is that you need to take action in some capacity to truly use the information you’ve acquired. It’s not enough to learn, at some point you need to apply it to generate results in your life.