(Part 2) Are you OK? O and K are the first two factors in my personal success formula. O stands for Outcome. K stands for Knowledge. To be OK, you’ve first got to have a vision of where you are going and then the knowledge or faith that you can get there. If we don’t we tend to feel lost, bored, uninspired, and not really excited about anything.
Self-Knowledge Is Vital
It is our vision that provides a sneak peek of the outcome we desire and gives us that spark of faith and energy that we need to get moving. We clarify and bring our vision into focus through reflection, inspiration, and meditation. Once we know where we want to go, knowledge helps us to understand “how” to get there. Knowledge is so vital that we begin the success formula with it. We must “know” ourselves before we can utilize our gifts, talents, desires, and resources. For, unless we acknowledge what makes us unique and special, how can we take advantage of the opportunities, possibilities, and options available to us.
Knowledge Is Not a Static Event
You should never stop learning. Knowledge is an indispensable element throughout my success formula. It is not a static event, but instead is ongoing. When you stop learning you stop growing. When you stop growing, you die; perhaps not physically, but certainly spiritually, mentally, and professionally. That’s why immediately after you’ve decided on what you want to achieve, your next step is to create a plan to learn your craft to excellence. (More on KNOWLEDGE)
- What do you need to know to get better at your craft?
- What do you need to know to be a better person?
- What do you need to know to be healthier?
- How do you plan to serve?
- What do you need to know to earn a living by your gifts and talents?
- How do you plan to “grow” this year?