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.
15 August 2013. 1:48AM. Beijing, China.
The whirlwind had subsided and the lights were getting shut off at the mixed residential/office/cultural organization's HQ.
I'm in the kitchen and just drank an entire large bottle of soda water. An interesting call just ended -- t'was about whether it's better to accept human nature or attempt to elevate it during the sales process at an outstanding company.
During the call, it made sense to load up some websites as resources and reference points.
Call over. Then -- clicking around, somewhat aimlessly, reading something mildly interesting. Only mildly interesting.