I can remember years ago attending many seminars and reading many inspirational self-help books on how to improve my life, but it was all passive listening and reading. When I would be with my friends, I’d talk about what I’d heard or read (probably just to look good), but it was all vain repetition. I hadn’t put the knowledge into my life, and hence; it never amounted to anything – my life was the same old way it was before.
It doesn’t work to just obtain knowledge or join a self-help website without asking “how does this apply to me, and how can I put this into my daily life to help support me with my aspirations?” Have you read one or two (or three or four) great inspirational, self-help books, thinking it was going to change your life, and nothing changed?
The consciousness it takes to act upon the information you have heard or read is where the discipline begins. It is as important that the knowledge find an avenue to ‘outflow’ from you as it was to create an ‘inflow’ so that you may demonstrate it in your daily affairs.
There are two ladders to successful achievement – the thinking ladder and the doing ladder. If you are not climbing both of them simultaneously, you are doomed to fall back where you were. I neglected the Doing Ladder for years. Are you aware of both ladders with your growth-choice endeavors? How are you doing with those two ladders?