We may have all heard the popular phrase, “Knowledge is Power”. I was one of those persons who use to abuse this phrase and use it as my motivation for acquiring more and more knowledge. It wasn’t until recently I started to realize something.
I wanted to build a website and I decided to take a course in website development since Knowledge is power. However upon completion of the course, I did absolutely nothing. I didn’t build any website. Today I’ve forgotten almost everything I learnt. I then I asked myself, “ if knowledge is power, why can’t I build a website and I took the course”.
It was then I realize that in fact, Knowledge is not Power, Knowledge is only Potential Power. It is the correct application of Knowledge that is Power. If I had used the skills I had acquired in the course, today I may have been a very good website builder. However I didn’t apply the knowledge and so that power is not within me.
KNOWLEDGE IS POTENTIAL POWER. THE CORRECT APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE IS POWER