Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – “Knowing Is Not Enough;…”

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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Knowing alone is incomplete and without substance,
To find if what you know is correct or wrong, you have to apply the knowledge to the problem at hand.

A knowledge not applied is time and effort wasted,
many are guilty of this, yet many are still wondering why they have failed;

After school, learning stops for many,
but is it enough to have an education without continuous learning?

while education teaches conformity, learning opens the door;
to opportunities to disrupt the status quo
and take the risk to grow;

So be willing to learn all you can about success
but it won’t be enough unless you take the action to apply the knowledge.

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