Learning: The Perfect Illusion?

I just got of the phone with one very honest guy.
He was asking me to show him how I made $100K in a week and how I grew my other businesses so quickly….

My exact words were, “I’d be more than happy to tell you, but I don’t want to waste either of our time… So I need you to answer one question first…”

Here’s what I asked him:

“If I told you exactly what I did and how you can do the same, would you do it?”

You know what he said…

“Probably not.”

Now… that’s honesty.

What’s my point?

Often people spend a lot of time and energy looking for the magic cure to all their life’s ills. They attend “motivational” seminars so that they can feel better about themselves but don’t apply the tips they learn.

They buy treadmills & exercise equipment only to use them as clothes racks and they buy DVDs and tapes and allow them gather dust on the shelf.

When I coach my clients I often them encourage them to begin applying WHAT THEY ALREADY KNOW FIRST before the they continue their learning.

Dr. Robert Anthony told me something that totally changed the way I look at life… he said, “Your life will not change when you know what to do… it will change when you do what you know…”

I find that most people never feel that they are at a place in their lives where they can successfully create the things they want. So they keep wanting to know more and more about ‘stuff’… then, they’ll do something. Unfortunately, that day never comes.

Now, some of you may be saying, “Antonio, I need to learn about ___ before I can do it (i.e. start a business, a new venture, move to a new location, etc.)”

True, you do need to have a good foundation of knowledge about projects before you embark on them…but you don’t need to know”everything”. In fact, you’ll find that about 30-40% of what you needto know about most things CAN’T be learned by reading/researching/studying them… these lessons can only be learned by experiencing them.

Practical Application
Don’t get caught up in the illusion of “learning for learning’s sake”.

Learning new things makes you feel better…it makes you feel comfortable. However, if you aren’t moving forward with that lesson, it’s almost like you never learned it in the first place.

Stop “researching” and get to “doing”. USE what you know NOW and continue learning as you go.

You’ll find that you’ll get much further by moving in what you want to do than reading about it.

2 thoughts on “Learning: The Perfect Illusion?

  • December 28, 2008 at 5:40 am
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    Antonio, you are so right!!!! That is exactly what I’ve been doing for the past year and I’ve now decided that I know enough to get me going… now it is time for ACTION!!!!

    Thanks and God Bless….

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  • April 15, 2009 at 10:15 am
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    My friend on Orkut shared this link with me and I’m not disappointed at all that I came here.

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