Knowledge without action is just a dream.
How many times have you had a meeting where you and the team confirmed pertinent information about future initiatives? You had great discussions; no one said anything wrong; the information exchanges were relevant. But, how many times did you walk out of those meetings and feel exhausted?
Let me ask you this: how many times did you have the startling realization that nothing was actually accomplished? Did you discuss what to take action on today, or was your focus on 30, 60, 90 days from now? Hell, what should you have done yesterday to get one step closer to your goals?
Now, I usually speak to members in the HR and recruiting industry. This dialogue, however, speaks to a broader audience of just about everyone in every industry. It’s an undeniable fact that we’re constantly barraged with information. The information can come from our boss, colleagues, team members, and clients. It can come from society. An abundance of new knowledge can overwhelm anyone—so much so that it’s almost easier to commit to future actions than to commit to immediate ones.
See, the problem with committing to actionable behavior isn’t because there’s a lack of information—the overarching problem is as simple as the lack of action we take. We allow an overload of information dictate our decisions, and it holds us back so much that our goals melt into dreams. We forget that every single thing we do today will impact the future. If we do nothing today, what does that say for the future?
We take so much time to plan for the future that we don’t do what needs to be done right now.
All those days you spend thinking about the future and not acting in the present, is just another day your knowledge and information stay a distant dream. Focus on real results. Focus on an actional investment you can make today that propels your goals forward.
Let’s do what we should have done a long time ago and take that knowledge and do something with it.
Not in 3 months.