Thursday October 6, 2011 #357

 “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing.”

 ~David Starr Jordan

The successful life comes from a strategy with equal intention around three activities:  Learning what to do, learning and practicing the skills necessary to do it, and finally the will and the courage to actually put into practice these skills.  Failures or mediocrity stem from either acting without the necessary or correct knowledge and skills for what you are attempting, or more often from a lack of using the knowledge and skills you have.  Decide what you want to achieve and then honor that goal by learning, practicing the needed skills, and then act!