If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened,
more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.
Even King Solomon was saying to work smarter not harder. If the knowledge is there why not use it? The only way to become skillful and wise is to put your knowledge into practice. Practice means to train, rehearse, and exercise. It does not matter what it is in life, if you rehearse it physically or mentally you are sharpening your axe. Why wait for the opportunity of need to arise when you don’t fully understand the knowledge you have gained? If you are skilled and wise, then is it really work when the opportunity of need arises? I would say not! The opportunity is your time for success!
Experience knowledge, don’t just read about it, be about it!