The number one factor holding you back from achieving what you are truly capable of is not a lack of knowledge, intellect or information. It’s not some new strategy or idea. It’s not a larger network of “connected” people. It’s not hard work, natural talent or luck. Of course all these things help, they all play a factor, but they are not the things that make the difference.
You’ve no doubt heard the saying that knowledge is power. I disagree. Knowledge is only powerful if you use it, if you act on it. People spend lifetimes acquiring knowledge to what purpose? It benefits no one unless the person acquiring the knowledge does something with it. And great ideas; well great ideas are worthless unless they are implemented. The marketplace only rewards those ideas that get implemented. You can be smart, you can have access to lots of information and great ideas, you can be well connected, work hard and have lot’s of natural talent, but in the end, you have to execute.