Knowledge Won’t Do You Any Good!

Lately, I’ve been dwelling on the fact of how much information we have access to. I mean it is so easy to type a few words into Google or talk to Siri and find oodles of facts and tidbits to help me out.

I mean, seriously, you type in “Is water from a plastic bottle okay to drink?” and there are over 5 pages of articles, blogs and places to buy water from that pop up.

But knowledge won’t do you any good!

Typing those words into Google didn’t help me savor healthier drinking water. Even if I took the time to read all 5 pages worth of over 60 articles and blogs, it wouldn’t help me. If I memorized all the steps and knew the difference between phthalates, antimony, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, it wouldn’t make me healthier.

Knowledge won’t do you any good…… until you take action.

In his book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill knew this. He states, “Knowledge becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action”. He was mostly talking about growing your wealth, but the same principles apply to our health. We have to grow our health.

How do we turn actions into goals?

Use SMART Goals

S = specifically what you are going to do.
M = measure, how are you going to measure it?
A = actions, what actions are you going to take to reach this goal?
R = result, what will the result be?
T = time frame, what is the length of time you're going to do this in?

Evaluate your actions versus your knowledge. Are the things you’re doing now moving you toward your goal? Are you stuck, or worse, moving farther from your goal even though you know all there is? Take Coach Meagan’s advice, you might be telling yourself the 4 Most Dangerous Words.

7 Tips to Turn Actions into Results

  1. Get quality sleep
  2. Surround yourself with people that encourage you
  3. Exercise regularly
  4. Eat a clean healthy diet
  5. Finish what you started
  6. Eliminate "can't" and "but" from your vocabulary
  7. Focus on your strengths

There is a lot of knowledge in this article, what you do with that information is up to you. One last thought from Coach Dean, “A Goal Is a Dream with a Deadline”.

To your best health,
Coach Nancy

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