- The takeaway from this episode is … what camp are you in, knowledge or knowing?
- Here’s what this will do for you … one choice is not better than the other, it will depend on your aptitude. However, trusting yourself will make your life better no matter what you decide.
- Here’s what I want you to do with it … here’s how you know you will be able to trust your decision. To derive at a clear choice start tracking your steps now.
How do you know – what you know can be trusted?
It’s by defining the difference between the knowledge you have and the guidance you get. Guidance is always broadcasting to you – you don’t have to go out and look for it. On the other hand, knowledge is something you gather – and you do have to go out and look for that.
People go to school and get multiple degrees looking for knowledge. It’s like a hunter. However, the ability to know something comes through experiencing it. It’s learning versus understanding. You can learn a lot about something and still not understand it. For example; you could study music and read books about music theory but until you sit down and play what you studied do you gain the experience that allows you to trust what you know.
Knowledge resides in the mind while knowing is of your being.
You can know something without studying it. People will ask you, “how do you know?” You have said, “I just know, I feel it in my soul, in my gut, with my heart.” This is an important distinction. It’s okay to go out and learn a lot about something, that is, gather the knowledge as long as you apply it. It’s in the application of the knowledge that you gain the experience of it, then you will know how it works.
It’s a serious mistake some people make when they just study all about life. They learn theories and read about experiments and get degree after degree about the same topic. What good is all the knowledge they collected unless they are just going to become a teacher or professor that regurgitates it to the next generation?
We see it as somebody who through theory, book learning, thinks they know all about life as opposed to the person who, through the practice of trial and error is actually living it every day.
So, if you are a hands-on person, someone who doesn’t want to wait for a degree to prove your worthiness before you can even begin living it, your intuition must be reliable. Intuition is a matter of trusting what you feel in any situation, the added edge that no amount of degrees will ever give you.
Having intuition that you can trust enough to act on … is the key.
This has to do with trusting yourself so you’re not afraid to take risks. To know how you rate you will need a track record. So, how do you get this track record? The answer is, you study your decision-making and what led up to it, otherwise, it will feel like luck. Having intuition to rely on means you must always be “on,” alert, and aware until it becomes second nature to you.
CALL TO ACTION:
- There’s a difference between knowledge and knowing. Knowing requires an inner dimension the other will rarely possess.
- One, you go out and gather, the other you experience.
- You are here not to learn all you can about life, but to live it.
HOW IT WORKS: Trusting what you know with confidence only happens after you have lived it. However, it doesn’t mean you know everything about what you know. As long as you are alive you are still learning and experimenting. You are here to learn and apply what you are learning to your life. The only thing that could get in the way of this process is when you think you know it all or become concerned about what others may think or do. ~ Linda Deir