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  1. Knowledge isn't power. Applied knowledge is power. You can read many books, listen to expert advice, even spend time learning useful information about how to develop skills, but unless you apply it, grind, have the discipline to be consistent and sometimes do the things you don't want to do day in day out, you aren't going to go anywhere. Don't assume because you're busy, that you're productive. Don't assume because there's movement, that there's progress.

    The will to act is everything. 

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    2. Intellectual Resistance

      Intellectual Resistance

      Salam brother,

      There is no doubt knowledge should form the basis of everything. However what i was emphasising here is that many of us, me included in many cases in the past, have sought the pursuit of knowledge in various areas, but have lacked the will to apply that knowledge in my life, and to work on that knowledge, to let it build whatever it dictates, through persistent action and discipline.

      Knowledge is potential, in and of itself it can potentially lead to promising results. However knowledge must be accompanied by action.


    3. Gaius I. Caesar

      Gaius I. Caesar

       You are right, but I am trying to say is that you should have knowledge before you act on it and apply to your life, experiment, design, solve problems, etc. 

      Furthermore, sometimes knowledge can be powerful without application in the traditional sense, e.g. Knowing something about somebody that could potentially be used as leverage.

    4. Intellectual Resistance

      Intellectual Resistance

      Salam brother,

      I agree, one should inform themselves, study and gain knowledge , because action without knowledge is not wise.  However, in most cases, after gaining that knowledge, someone has to put it into practise and apply it, consistently. 

      In your example, if you know something about a lecturer at university, such as what he likes in his students, and what he likes in his reports, you must do whatever you can to instil and develop those qualities, and seek to do those things. 

      If one has belief in Allah and increases their Eeeman and knowledge, but there's no change in how they act, no improvement there in, this too is a problem.

      There is no doubt knowledge and seeking insight and doing away with ignorance is a foundation, but knowledge should not be an ends, but rather a means to propel one to something further on. My post was more so about its application in the general sense , in our day to day lives as well.

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