Information, a difference maker

Have you ever felt like it’s time to give up?  Like you’ll never accomplish all that you truly want to accomplish?  Yeah, I’ve been there as well.  Sometimes what we are missing is a lack of information.  I read the quote below that really made me think this morning about some of my past and current frustrations with achieving goals:

  • ‎The difference between today and your future is information. If you don’t learn anything new today, tomorrow will be just like today. This means you don’t have a future…just a longer today. -Dr. Mike Murdock
What an interesting thought isn’t it?  The difference between your now and your potential is information.  I like that thought and to be clear, sometimes we can confuse what information is and isn’t.  Information isn’t gossip, it isn’t conjecture, and it isn’t lies (lies would be misinformation). Information isn’t necessarily facts either.  For the sake of this post I’m going to define information as any knowledge, circumstance, or experience that you gain that allows you to go from thinking about what you are trying to achieve to actually achieving it.  So when you put that in the context of the quote above you get this:
  • The difference between today (what you are thinking about trying to do to achieve your dreams and goals) and your future (your desired end result) is information (any knowledge, circumstance, or experience that you gain that allows you to go from thinking about what you are trying to achieve to actually achieving it). If you don’t learn anything new today (any knowledge, circumstance, or experience that you gain that allows you to go from thinking about what you are trying to achieve to actually achieving it), tomorrow (your desired end result) will be just like today (just a thought and not an actual achievement). This means you don’t have a future (your desired end result)…just a longer today (a thought that turns into a daydream afar off that then becomes a what if which morphs into a regret, which settles into misery and despair)” -Dr. Mike Murdock (with my definitions in paraphrase).
Get it?  I hope so because I sure did, and I needed this more than anything today!
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