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Knowledge and confidence.

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Knowledge and Confidence

There is a stark difference between knowing something well, and being confident in it. You can be knowledgeable about investing. But without confidence, you won’t be able to put that knowledge to the test, and you won’t be able to gain from that knowledge. You can be knowledgable about language. But without confidence, you won’t be able to make use of that knowledge and use the language for the reason it is there, to be used as a tool for communication.

Knowledge is only ever useful if you have the confidence to use it. Otherwise it’s just knowledge.

Full disclosure: This blog post was heavily inspired by a conversation with my colleague Mirzosaid Sultonov.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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