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Applying Knowledge is the Spotlight to Awesome Success

All of a sudden there was this billion lumens flash of lightening and an atomic bomb level explosion of thunder!  So what?  Right?

Well…It’s astonishing to me the number of people who struggle with the whole concept of what success would look like to them.

Yet, it would seem most people want to be seen by other people as a success.  You, too?

I believe success is not as seen through the eyes of the beholder. It is as felt in the heart of you, the pursuer.

Maybe a metaphor can help you understand why the above thought is so important to you.

The metaphor is the result of an experience I had recently while working in my office. There was a powerful thunderstorm raging outside.b2ap3_thumbnail_j0428559

All of a sudden there was this billion lumens flash of lightening and an atomic bomb level explosion of thunder!

I can confirm the painting my Edvard Munch entitled, The Scream, is a portrait of me in that moment!  :<)

But, as the moment faded I had the following stream of thoughts.

A flash of lightning…a clap of thunder.

You see the light first then hear the sound.

Whatever form your pursuit of success takes in life, if you will open your eyes and see the light, first, you will be better able to also listen for the sounds that will give you heartfelt momentum to success.

Doing so will blow you past the raging storm of struggling toward success and into the calm sunshine of your planned success.

Here are a few of thoughts to help you “open your eyes” and “see the light” to your success.

There is a quotation attributed to Ben Franklin that directly applies to how you can open your eyes and see the light.  Ben stated:

“Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I learn.”

I see the relevance of his thought as you have to take responsibility to get involved in your own plan of life-long learning.

You can’t sit back and expect to be spoon fed knowledge that you will retain, at least, by someone telling you the information.cereal-556786_1920

And, you can go to all the classes in the world and be taught new information but that won’t necessarily translate into knowledge.

To paraphrase another great thinker, it’s one thing to know and another to do.

Yes, acquisition of information (knowledge) is the spotlight to finding your success but it is just a beginning.

It is the application of your knowledge in all aspects of your life that fulfills you with the joy of experiencing the canvas of life in broad, colorful and invigorating brush strokes.

Ben Franklin was right.

You have to get involved in your own efforts to develop your knowledge and then applying it, if you want to experience awesome success.

garylogonewbrownsmallWhy do you see knowledge and its application as being critical to your success?

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Crop of GNCC ShotMindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) provides self-employed people inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps self-employed people better profit through performance.

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