Weekend Wisdom #8: Knowledge Alone Won’t Change You
So last week, I spent 6 days in the Caribbean working with a group of men and some women on facing fears, stripping away noise and honing in on deepest strengths.
Everyone stood and gave a talk on their deepest wisdom, their core power.
And I want to share with you the core concept of one of the talks – given by a Silicon Valley dealmaker.
The core is this: knowledge can change you only a little. What will help you truly transform is to build an ecosystem around you that supports you.
What does that mean?
It means you surround yourself with ideas, books, programs, audios, videos, podcasts, youtube clips that nourish your ambition and feed your advancement.
You jettison junk media that clutters your mind with trivia and you hone your mental instrument.
It means you surround yourself with PEOPLE who not only support your rapid evolution but who, like you, live lives that are devoted to growth and evolution.
You jettison those who want to keep you in your place. Who want to keep you limited. Who want to crunch your potential down to fit the convenience of their perception and imagined hierarchy. As you grow, as you change, as you gain skills, your very advancement will often threaten the status quo and role of your parents, your brothers, your friends. Be on guard! A few choice words from them may send you reeling back through weeks, months or even years of hard-gained wisdom.
As I see it, there are two types of people. First – those who are committed – almost like soldiers – to expand their minds, improve their bodies, deepen their ability to know and feel their emotions, to open their hearts to feel the reality of others, to achieve greatness at every chance and to love fearlessly no matter what.
And second – the living dead. Better looking that the Walking Dead – but no less in stasis. Just existing. Without a sense of adventure, growth or change.
If you are with me, then you are devoted to ever-greater success with women, ever more internal power and confidence (grounded in truth, curiosity and vulnerability).
And despite your highest estimation of yourself – you can’t to this alone.
We are social beings. We need tribes. We thrive on ecosystems of support.
So this weekend I want you to think about your ecosystem. What are reading? What are you watching? Who are you hanging around with? Are you getting coaching? Do you attend workshops? What are you studying? Who is supporting you?
Additionally – how can I support you? What do you need to learn? To do ? To practice?
Improvement is your choice.
So is the ecosystem you choose to live in.
Leave your comments below – let me know what you need. What you want. And where you want to go.
To Your Best Life,