What Makes the Difference?
I think there has always been the question on how two people can have the same backgrounds and one becomes a success and the other misses out. I’ve been searching for the answer for some time now. I can’t say I’ve found the answer, but I think I’ve got one key down.
Today, I’ve been thinking about application. Application of what you may ask? Application of knowledge or information. Today’s world is filled with information; sometimes more that we can handle. I know I’ve felt like I’ve been on information overload a few times in my life. I’ve come to realize; the mind handles information in a number of ways. Some facts are stored in certain places for immediate recall, while others are stored for long-term use, and so on.
Knowledge is Power
We’ve all heard at some point in our lives the phrase, “Knowledge is power.” I personally want to change this statement because I don’t agree. Now, the application of knowledge is power; but the actual knowledge by itself can’t do a thing for you.
I’m really interested in learning how to help people take information/knowledge and apply it to their lives to affect change. Some people take information and have the ability to immediately implement what was learned and excel. Others have a harder time putting it all together.
I want to bridge the gap for people. Presentation of information is key. It has to hit home from day one. It has to relate. And it has to be believable. How do you get all of that? By meeting a person where they are at. If you want to persuade someone to do something, show them how it relates to their own life. Ask the question, how can they apply this knowledge today.