Recently a client of mine was in the audience for one of my presentations for I think the seventh time. When I saw him afterwards I asked him what he got from the presentation. He replied "I didn't learn anything new but you reminded me of a hell of a lot."
This is often a reaction we have is it not when we sit in an audience or read something we know? We say to ourselves "I know that."
A better question to ask that I learned from an email from Ian Brodie recently is "Do I do this?"
Next time you hear yourself say "I know that," stop yourself and ask "Do I do this?"
Be the difference you want to see in the world.
“To know and not to do is really not to know.”
attributed to Stephen Covey yet probably earlier Zen wisdom.