Sunday, February 10, 2019

Its not About More Information

 When people are trying to lose weight, they might research the latest fad diet or start reading books about the best way to exercise. It seems like a logic thing to do. I've done the same for learning entrepreneurship. Seeking more knowledge is all good but, and especially since we have the internet, knowledge is not the problem.

"If information were the answer, we’d all be millionaires with six-pack abs." - Derek Sivers

 How many people today do not know the secret to getting a healthy body? Every single person knows this. You have to try hard to not know this because your friends, social media, the news will all have it. Yes another book comes out every month that adapts the previous diets a little bit, authers need to make money after all. The core knowledge doesn't change that often.

And what I'm not saying is that knowledge is bad, or that you will be successful with the wrong knowledge. Because if your info is bad and you eat cheeseburgers and pizza every day then you will likely not succeed in those six pack abs. What I am saying is that there is an overabundance of information today and knowledge is rarely the problem anymore.

So what is the problem? My answer is discipline. People lack the discipline to be able to apply the knowledge that they have. And the cycle continues because in order to develop discipline that takes a little bit of knowledge (which I'm still working on but I'll share what I know) and a lot of discipline.

For now, consider spending just as much or more effort on improving your discipline than improving your knowledge.
Bruce said it best: