Without Knowledge or Preparation, Zeal Could Lead to Failure

One of the reasons why some zealous or enthusiastic people fail to fulfil their calling is because they lack knowledge or preparation. Dr. James Dobson once said: “Enthusiasm is no substitute for preparation”. Proverbs 19: 2 (NIV, The Christian Bible) states: “It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way”.

Knowledge and preparation, which are important components in the formula for success, are often overlooked by some people, especially when they attempt to get overnight results. As a result, many people fail due to lack of knowledge or preparation.

To be Called is not Enough; Become Your Calling

Whichever area of aspect of life you feel that your calling lies, you have to spend time to acquire knowledge about it in order to become prepared and succeed; therefore, you may have to go to the library, read books, search the Internet, study under a teacher or mentor, and put in a little or lot effort to get much information about the subject of your interest.

Acquiring thorough knowledge about a subject or discipline will get you prepared and help you avoid failure

Many people want quick and cheap success without putting in work to prepare themselves. You will save yourself a ton of precious time and effort and make it easier to progress and achieve success if you gather as much knowledge as possible.

But if you lack knowledge and aren’t prepared to bend down and get knowledge about a subject, you will likely stumble around most of the time and constantly make mistakes, especially costly ones.

Consider the lives of many successful people whose life calling directed them to become medical doctors, pilots, lawyers, sportspeople, etc. They had to use up a lot of hours, days, months and years to train hard, study hard, or write many examinations.

The more time you spend acquiring knowledge and preparing for your calling, the more success you will experience

A lot of unnecessary challenges and heartaches will be avoided if you make up your mind to put in work or work hard and prepare yourself for whatever life endeavor you desire to engage in.

It’s about time you add knowledge and preparation to your zeal or enthusiasm and make it easier to succeed as you create your own destiny. Take your destiny into your own hands, even if it means avoiding too much leisure, teaching yourself, working as hard as you can, and doing the utmost to gain success.

To follow your life calling or achieve success can be challenging; however, you won’t be able to succeed without getting rid of challenges, barriers, and obstacles which can be eliminated if you acquire thorough knowledge and get prepared for the demands of your calling.

6 comments

  • Thank you for this post. It takes a lot of hard work to get good at something.

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    • thanks so much for your insight which summarizes a great point: we need to put in a lot of effort to become good at something and be prepared enough to use it effectively

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  • Hi GT,

    I am going through a pruning process right now and it’s hard. I feel like the Lord is helping me remove extra baggage and activities that are a little too much. It’s hard having more time and not wanting to fill it with something. I know focus are hard and time to sit still before the Lord more can feel like wasted busy time. But isn’t it true He wants us healthy and balanced in the things He plans for us?

    Thank you,

    Gary

    On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 4:33 PM Motivation & Environment wrote:

    > Ihagh G. T. posted: ” One of the reasons why some zealous or enthusiastic > people fail to fulfil their calling is because they lack knowledge or > preparation. Dr. James Dobson once said: “Enthusiasm is no substitute for > preparation”. Proverbs 19: 2 (NIV, The Christian Bible) s” >

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