Socrates once stated that, True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. Talk about resonation. As I get older, I find myself constantly praying for wisdom and discernment so that I am able to navigate life effectually. For me it’s imperative that I make wise choices that result in positive outcomes. I now know that knowledge, understanding, and application must work together simultaneously in order to live a life of purpose. We all have questions throughout our journey and it’s important that we are in a position to receive the wisdom to answer these same questions correctly. While on your purpose path, having wisdom will allow you to improve your standard of living. Read on to find out what you gain from garnering wisdom!
- Wealth. Wealth is not wisdom’s goal, but is often wisdom’s reward (R.C. Sproul). Wisdom is the most fundamental component of true and lasting wealth.
- Insight. Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom (C. Bell). Wisdom begins with listening to your own voice. Once you begin to trust yourself you will understand how to live.
- Failure vs. Success. Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success (W. Saroyan). You will garner more wisdom through your failures than successes.
- Discernment. Education, properly understood, is that which teaches discernment (P. Roux). The quality and outcomes of your decisions hinge on your discernment!
- Opportunity. As our knowledge is converted to wisdom, the door to opportunity is unlocked (B. Winder). Find opportunity in every encounter.
- Motivation. Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes (B. Franklin). When you are able to make sound decisions using wisdom, you are inspired to live a more fulfilled life.
True and valuable wisdom lies in living in the present, letting go of the past, and having faith in what could be. Having wisdom is vital to your victory because it demonstrates your ability to take information gained and apply it to situations, circumstances, and relationships. Wisdom will elevate the inexperienced and offers foresight in order to increase learning and awareness. Wisdom serves as a guide, even when you don’t have the knowledge. Continue to win with wisdom!