November 20, 2020

Learning Is Not Success

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Learning brings knowledge, but it doesn’t automatically bring success. If you want to be successful, you can’t be satisfied with merely knowing.

Don’t get me wrong. Learning is a necessary step towards any significant accomplishment, but it isn’t the goal. The goal should always be success, and if you want long term success, then you do need to build up a strong foundation of knowledge. But again, knowing isn’t the goal either.

If you want to be successful, you need to put your knowledge to work. Work hard, learn a lot, adapt based on your newfound knowledge, and repeat. That’s the formula for success.