Friday, April 25, 2014

What Price Will You Pay For Wisdom?

Everything has a price tag.  The choices you make.  The choices you don't make.  And when your purchasing wisdom, it's easier to avoid sticker shock if you look at your purchase as an investment rather than an expense.  There are no shortcuts.  It's a long-term acquisition.  I'm satisfied my investment in wisdom is paying dividends.  My marriage is stronger, my family headed in the right direction and my faith stronger, all a result of paying the price for wisdom.  I highly recommend you add wisdom to your portfolio.  Here's how you can get started:
  1. Decide today you want to become wise.
  2. Be willing to make mistakes.  The more mistakes you make, the more opportunities you have to learn from your experiences.  
  3. Don't worry about what others think or say about you.  They aren't willing to pay the price for wisdom and they really don't want you to succeed.  When you succeed, you are showing the world there is a better way to live and most people don't want to change.   Deep down inside they hope you give up.  Wise people never give up.  
  4. Keep learning.  Wise people know how much they don't know.  The wiser they get, the more they realize how much they still need to learn.  
  5. Make daily investments in wisdom.  Every moment is an opportunity to grow.  Be bold. 
One more thing about wisdom – it's not in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  It's in the rainbow and everywhere else you look for it.  It's in every experience you live for the rest of your life.  It's not a penny stock or a junk bond.  It's what defines who you will become once you decide to pursue it.

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