There are many things in the world.
That statement, while simplistic, is as true as any noble saying. This is why quality matters in all things. From the things you choose to put in your body, to the things you choose to put on your body, and the things you put in your head, nothing is quite as important as the quality of that thing. For many people, the variance of these things is immense.
UPDATE: OCTOBER 19, 2019
I recently heard Multi-Billionaire Tilman Fertita on Impact Theory. Here is an imminently rich man, owner of the Houston Rockets, highly influential and very straight to the point. He has a set of “Tilmanisms” and they seemingly all connect to the idea of quality: know what you are good at and be the best at whatever it is you do. He also talks about how he is able to evaluate the quality of the business by looking at how neat and orderly the outside of the building is.
Walking into the office for a meeting, he already knows the quality of the business…
This is why quality is important.
The information you will garnish by reading these words will provide you with the knowledge you need to be successful in your endeavors. Read it with the same intensity that you will use to take action. I’ve heard it many times before, “the secret to success is not in learning, but in doing.”
Yet we spend so much time seeking knowledge. Seeking those little bits of information that we can use to turn our lives around. To be great. There is only a finite amount of knowledge that is worth knowing. Everything else is simply forgotten or useless.
This is why the quality of that information is important.
Always seek the greatest quality in all of your pursuits. If greatness is your goal (as it should be), then the information you acquire to reach that level will have to be informative and actionable. There is no greater path to greatness than one with action. There will always be a resistance to this calling but one should aim to conquer that inner voice that calls for reason.
We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are. More than our parents/ children/ teachers think we are. We fear that we actually possess the talent that our still, small voice tells us. That we actually have the guts, the perseverance, the capacity. We fear that we truly can steer our ship, plant our flag, reach our Promised Land. We fear this because, if it’s true, then we become estranged from all we know. We pass through a membrane. We become monsters and monstrous. – Steven Pressfield, The War of Art