If you’re not doing something, then you don’t know. Not doing, equals not knowing.
Don’t be the person who claims to know how to lose weight, gain muscle, learn French, get smarter, build a business, make new friends, get a large social media following, but, for some reason, is not doing any of those tasks.
If you truly knew, you would be doing it. Why? Because, who doesn’t want to lose weight or learn French? We all think that would be cool. We all have aspirations, but a lack of know-how prevents us from achieving them.
An important aspect of knowing how to lose weight is knowing how to begin, keep yourself motivated and hold yourself accountable. How do you overcome those days when you really want donuts? Those are equally as important as knowing that you should be eating more vegetables, and less sugar. Simply knowing what to eat, doesn’t fully entail knowing how to lose weight. That’s only a piece of the puzzle.
The hardest part of goals is knowing how to begin. Knowing how to remain focused. Knowing how to go up the hills and survive the dips. Knowing how to find the pieces of information that you’re missing. It’s not just factual information that’s needed.
You need to know yourself very well to ensure you make it to the final destination. Knowing yourself is very important. It’s very sad that most people don’t know themselves. They don’t know their own habits, motivations, weaknesses and strengths. Figure that out first.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” -Aristotle
“The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.” -Thales
That might be the most challenging aspect of achieving any goal. If you don’t know where your faults lie, then you won’t see them coming. Consequently, you’ll fall right into them and that will be the end of the story.
That’s why I don’t like stating that I know anything, unless I’ve actually done it before, or have some experience with it. There’s so much more to achieving certain goals than simply regurgitating well known facts.