Motivation is More Important Than Information


I inherited a “blackboard” poster from a friend. I can write on it with chalk, erase it,
and use it again. But I don’t. It still says the same thing it did the day I received it:

“Knowing What To Do

Doing It

Motivation > Information”

It’s absolutely true. Just because someone has been through training and “knows everything” doesn’t mean they’re going to instantly start doing everything the recommended way. In day-to-day terms, just because you know how to do the laundry or take out the trash doesn’t mean you want to do either of those things!

Why Motivation > Information

People who aren’t motivated don’t get things done, even if they’re knowledgeable. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it.

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