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More About Intek - Knowing a Skill vs. Living a Skill

About three weeks ago, I recognized a common phenomenon that's hard to describe.

A lot of times, you know something, but you're not doing it. Or you're not living it regularly.

When you come across information you've already read or seen, the temptation is to say, "I already know this." Okay, you know it - but are you living what you know? If not, you might want to keep studying and practicing on that topic, even if you feel like you "know" it.

When I start reading a book on managing money, or managing time, or setting goals, sometimes I have a reaction. I say, "I already know this." But then I stop myself. Stop. And I ask, "Am I living it?" Okay, I need some goals and I need to look at them regularly. Am I doing it? If not, I'll re-read the section, or watch another video on it.

I'll be honest - it's somewhat boring going through information you've already come across. But it's necessary if you're not doing/living it.

Good Comment and on Intek: "To know and not to do is not yet to know"

Lester Buck just sent me this great zen koan:

"To know and not to do is not yet to know."

I agree. I've spent a lot of time thinking about this topic, and I came to the conclusion that there's no good word for this phenomenon. Thus, "Intek" -

intek: hybrid of “internalize” and ancient Greek “teknik”

intek: To go from a state of knowing a craft or skill theoretically to knowing how to perform that craft or skill in the real world.

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