Application is King

Our brain is our greatest tool and asset.

You can only carry around with you what you know.

(Well… at least until we can mind meld with the internet.)

Application is King + 

Nonfiction books are useless unless applied.

Skills are just wishes or ‘things i used to do’ unless practiced.

Ideas are fantasies unless we act on them. 


This is why I think developing universal skills can be greatest path towards an extraordinary life.

Universal skills are interrelated skills — impactful in all aspects of our life +


Start Cultivating +

  • Health
  • Exercise
  • Overcoming Fears —
  • Habits
  • Empathy
  • Goal Setting
  • Teaching
  • Presence
  • Listening
  • Leading
  • Team Skills
  • Networking
  • Meta Learning — Learning how to learn
  • Conversation | Speaking
  • Thinking — memory, mindsets, focus
  • Meditation — breathing, calming, yourself
  • Friendships
  • Time Management
  • Finances
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Language
  • Resilience
  • Adaptability 

Learn one, then build on it towards the next.


Josh Waggoner

‘Brevity is the soul of wit.’  Email me ( your thoughts on this post. Can you reduce the essential idea further?


Metaskills — Five Talents for the Robotic Age

“My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.” — Isaac Newton


Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”  — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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