This weeks post will talk about that damn Haanel reading my mail.
In Lesson 12, Haanel wrote,
“Knowledge does not apply itself; we as individuals must make the application.”
I love to learn. I have read countless books on a broad range of topics such as personal development, natural health, investing, spirituality, education, history, economics, biofeedback, business and management, quantum physics, parenting, psychology . . . and on and on. Prior to MKMMA, I had read Og, Haanel, Hill, Allen, Wattles – all of them.
While I feel like I assimilate much of what I read into who I am, I have rarely received the full benefit from what I learned as I have moved from one book to the next, but not taken the time to apply the material. This course has forced me to slow down and apply what I have learned.
I did not need Haanel to point this out to me, but one of his next statements did convict me:
“The time and thought which most persons waste in aimless effort would accomplish wonders if properly directed with some special object in view.”
Ouch. It is time to properly direct my time and thought so I can accomplish wonders. Part of my DMP is to follow Haanel, Emerson, and Jesus’ advice to give what I have received. I will do this by writing a book (well, multiple books – but one at a time). This singular focus is the success key I have been missing.
All the best to you on your journey!