I’m a big fan of trying new recipes.
I like the process of cooking, and the way flavors blend and meld together.
The preparation of vegetables and meat.
That final moment, when it all comes together.
The anticipation of first bite of a recipe you’ve never had before.
It’s something I genuinely enjoy.
Part of the process of cooking something new is reading the recipe. Taking in the information.
Because if I don’t intake the information, then I don’t really know what I’m supposed to do, or how I’m supposed to do it.
I mean, I could take a stab at it. I might get close. Probably not, but there’s a chance.
It’s more likely that I’m going to wind up with something lackluster, and be frustrated for wasting my time.
It would be wise for me to have some information.
But you know what doesn’t help? Reading the recipe so many times that I have it memorized. Or, looking up 20 different recipes for the same dish so that I have a bunch of knowledge on slightly different ways to make the same thing.
You know what really doesn’t help? Collecting all this information, and then hoping the recipe magically makes itself.
Collecting more information in an attempt to be better equipped at making my dinner only takes me so far.
The same goes for your health.
Your weight loss. Managing your diabetes. Eating a more nutritious diet. Improving the overall health of your habits.
You can read, learn, and study all you want, but at some point you have to act.
At some point, our need to learn more becomes cement around our feet. We become immovable because we need to learn just a little more first.
I would argue that you would be better off having 10% of the information you need and acting fully on it, than having 100% of the information you need and doing nothing.
Read that again…you would be better off having 10% of the information you need and acting fully on it, than having 100% of the information you need and doing nothing.
I’m not arguing against knowledge. It’s important, and we really should never stop learning.
But knowledge without action does absolutely nothing for your progress.
Yes, learn. Then act.
Act fully, and wholeheartedly.
Screw it up and act again.
Over and over and over.
The only way you will ever make forward progress is to charge into action.