It’s not just knowledge, succeeding is knowledge put into action.
There are a lot of smart people. There are a lot of successful people that have lower IQ’s, but are smarter in life. The difference is what they do with what they know.
The difference is putting yourself into action. It’s also known as common sense.
I’ve worked with a lot of people who bitched that they never get ahead or that they are better/smarter/have been there longer/deserved it more than the person that got the promotion or the new position. Almost always the person that got the prize was the one who took the chance and did the work.
Don’t sit on your ass. Get out there and do something, then do more. Rinse and repeat then watch the results.
There is too much history behind this to show that it works. You don’t win every time, but that is why they play the game. This one is called life.