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Quote: “knowledge is not power the application of knowledge is power”

“Knowledge is not power, knowledge is potential power, knowledge is trumped every day by execution.”
– Tony Robbins

Other Variations of this Quote
Sometimes when we hear the same idea expressed in a different way it makes sense. We have a breakthrough or epiphany, and we understand the intent the original author may have tried to convey.

“Knowledge is NOT power. Knowledge is only POTENTIAL power. Action is power.” – Tony Robbins
“Knowledge isn’t power, it’s the potential of power.” – King Solomon
“there is no knowledge that is not power” – Mortal Kombat


Understand the meaning or big idea behind this quote:

Tony says,

“If you really want to change your life, you can’t let the learning you have lead to knowledge or you’ll become an idiot.

You got to let your learning lead to action and then you can become wealthy, financially, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and everything else.

Don’t just read and listen to tapes, connect the stories to your life, find yourself in the book, find yourself in the audio tape. Act on it. Don’t be detached from your learning. “information without emotion is rarely maintained.”

** How to increase you retention rate of new ideas **

Tony mentioned in one of his seminars, “If you listen and write notes down or you type them in, whatever you do, research shows you’ll retain about 40 to 50 percent of what’s been said. The most powerful one is if you physically engage your body. What that does, it brings up engagement, 80, 90 percent retention, because now it’s not just a thought, it’s a feeling in your body as well.”

You were smart enough to attend the seminar, or get the books and then to read them. Don’t let this knowledge go to waste. Do the mental exercise and ask how the information can be applied in your life or business.

It’s one thing to acquire and hoard information because it makes you feel confident or it feels like a productive use of your time. But this can be addictive and if you don’t let it lead to action you risk that knowledge and emotion going to waste.

“Contrary to popular wisdom, knowledge is not power-it’s potential power. Knowledge is not mastery. Execution is mastery. Execution will trump knowledge every day of the week.”
Tony Robbins

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