Knowledge makes the greatest difference between the people who succeed, and those that fail. The problem is that you don’t know what you don’t know. You are out there hustling all day, unaware of the true extent of your ignorance. You seem to be doing the right thing, but you are getting poor results. It doesn’t matter whether you are building out a divine idea or revelation. Without the right knowledge, nothing works. The knowledgeable person will achieve more than the person that relies only on working hard. You want to work with knowledge as hard as you can, for as long as you can. Seek knowledge from schools, books and mentors.
Your creativity is constrained by the amount of knowledge you have to work with. This is because you can not create out of ignorance. No matter how grand the vision from heaven seems, without a working knowledge in the physical realm, nothing ever gets done. Apostle Peter wrote, “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge” (2 Peter 1:5 ESV). Knowledge allows us to make the most of our efforts. Money, time, energy and other resources can be better deployed when there is knowledge. Without knowledge, you will perish.
Acquiring the right knowledge is a very important part of the process. And it is your job to seek out the knowledge you need. Your first instinct would be to seek out books, online courses and other information sources, but it could turn out to be a mistake. Remember that you don’t know what you don’t know. You need to have enough knowledge about something before you can evaluate your progress and determine what you need for the journey. This is why at the initial stage, you would need to learn from someone. You need someone that understands the terrain, and understands what you are trying to accomplish. This teacher, mentor or master can then guide you towards the right books, information and associations required to excel.