Common sense would have us believe that we pursue an education so we may gain knowledge. But the truth is that knowledge unto itself isn’t all that useful. A person may know many things, but still may fail to apply that knowledge. It is only when we apply what we have learned that it becomes valuable.
Think about all the things you “know”, but haven’t put into action. The “great aim” of education is not to amass vast quantities of facts; it is to take what we know and use it to shape our lives and impact the lives of others.
So the next time you hear a good idea or learn something new, consider how you can apply it to your own life. In other words, value the education you’ve gained… but also value putting that education into action.
What’s one idea that you’d like to put into action, starting now?