Knowledge is power – but it doesn’t have to be what you learned in school
Knowledge can make it a lot easier to achieve your aims in life. All you have to do is take a few basic points into consideration.
First of all, you need to take the “traditional” meaning of knowledge and education – and throw it out the window.
Because being knowledgeable or well-educated isn’t limited to having a high school diploma or university degree. “Uneducated” people can also know a heck of a lot, as Henry Ford clearly demonstrated. Although he didn’t make it to high school, it didn’t stop him from establishing an industrial empire and making millions.
If you want to be successful, you don’t need to stuff your head with too many facts – it is far more important to acquire the right experiences and knowledge, use your own strengths and fully exploit your own potential.
The most important basis is a willingness to continue learning throughout your life. Getting complacent is your worst enemy. Instead, you must always be ready to actively and pointedly expand your own knowledge. There are many different ways to achieve this – by going to university, attending evening courses or acquiring practical experiences.
Equally useful is the ability to know where you can find the knowledge you need, because you don’t need to know everything yourself.
Instead, you need to know who you can ask if you need to know something. It’s usually more practical and productive to be surrounded by a network of experts who share their specialized knowledge than to learn it all yourself.