Monday, December 26, 2011

Are You WIlling?

There is a difference between knowing something and being aware of something.

Recognizing a piece of information because you have heard it before does not mean you "know" it. To know something, you must have the awareness of it. You must experience it. You must understand it at a deep level.

I bet you have experienced a time or two in your life when someone told you a piece of information to which you replied, "I know". Then, they ask "If you know it why didn't you do it?"

You may have just heard an old conversation in your head-such as a parent telling you something they have told you before. You clearly hear yourself saying "I know".

Information is an ingredient to knowing something. Information gives you a context in which to determine what, if anything, needs to be done. It may give you an indication as to where you might start. But to know it, you must act upon the information in a meaningful and focused way.

Are you willing to know, to understand fully, information that you have been given which, if put into practice or acted upon, would give you different results?

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