I gave this speech at one of my Toasmaster meeting ..
Alright – you may have heard many many motivational speakers & talks.
I want to give you the difference between Competence & Motivation !
Motivation may give you nice feeling – competence will give you result.
Let me repeat – Competence will give you results.
There are three components of Competence:
Knowledge is only true – if it is true for you.
Knowledge also got three components:
Observe – Learn – Practice !
One of the best way to acquire knowledge is to observe what is there.
Observe what is there – see what you see not what others tell you because what is true for you is true and when you lose that you have lost everything !
Also, when you are true to yourself – the knowledge is yours!
The second component – Learn!
This is what I say – when you stop learning, you start getting old.
Learning new skills will make you more competent.
Third & very important component of getting knowledge is – PRACTICE.
More practice you, better you get. Without practice you won’t know if you really knew and if it really works!
So, to summaries – one get knowledge by looking – observing and practice!
Second component of Competence: Control!
Yes, control, if you can control something you competent in handling that thing, else, you are not.
If you can control a car, you arrive alive, else, you are a statistics.
Now, sometime people don’t like the idea of Control and the following three components will help you understand what exactly control is:
Start – Change – Stop.
If you can start a car, change its position in the space and if you can stop a car at will, you are in control of the car.
Addition to that, I’d like you to know that there is no such thing as ‘bad control’ – either one controls something or one doesn’t.
So, we have covered Knowledge & Control.
The third & very very important component is – huge word – Responsibility !
Responsibility is not blame – shame or guilt.
It is recognition of being cause!
When a woman becomes a mother she had not real knowledge & control of kids BUT she for sure she has Responsibility of her motherhood and that why you are still alive !
Now – these three components Knowledge, Responsibility & Control Works like a triangle :
More Knowledge you have, it would enable you to take charge & control of the area you are operating in and it brings you with it the level of Responsibility!
It works other way round too – more responsibility you take for an area, more willing you will be gain Knowledge about it and that enhances your ability to Control the area. Because that’s exactly how a triangle.
So, I’d ask you to pick up any area of your life that you are not fully in control of, then, get some more Knowlede about the area take some Responsibility and you’ll see only then you can Control the situation.
I must say this at the end :
Be Competent! How?
Take Control and
Thank you very much!