This Tuesday our May edition of the newsletter will be coming out and I am very excited about all of the awesome information and articles it going to have in it! Of course, I should disclose that I am probably proud of it because of all of the work I personally have put into it! Anyway, I am reminded as I am putting all of the newsletters together about the principle of sharpening the saw. How important this is!
One of the important parts of the principle of sharpening the saw or in other words always educating yourself is putting into practice what you learn. Listen, if you don’t put into practice what you learn, at worst you will lose it altogether and at best you will only know about it. But when you take what you learn and begin to put it into practice you begin to truly possess that knowledge.
For instance, let’s say you go out and buy some land. You could drive by it, have pictures of it, and have the surveys of it. But until you get out and go walk the land, looking at its trees and dirt and plants and hills, you only know about it. When you go walk the land and experience it, only then can you truly use it. You know how to apply the land. You know what parts are fertile for farming, what parts are suitable for building on, what would be good land for grazing, what needs to be cleared for timber and so on.
How many times have you met someone that really has only learned the head knowledge and has never put it into practice? Doctors follow the method of – See One, Do One, Teach One. What a great method! This really makes the knowledge practical. Whatever you are involved in, whatever you are doing, whatever profession you have chosen, NEVER STOP LEARNING!!! And then, never stop applying that knowledge! Sharpen the saw and then start cutting!