Mark Twain said: “The man who doesn’t read has no advantage over the man who can’t read.” Gender pronoun neglect aside, he makes the point that knowledge is meaningless if you don’t apply it.
So when you acquire experience, knowledge, or some new perspective…what will you do with it? How will you use it to better yourself, and what will you do to become an inspiring example for others?
Education and certifications are great to have. But the plain truth is that no one cares what you have. It’s what you do with what you have that matters.