TODAY, TO ACHIEVE YOUR LIFE GOALS, BEING SMART IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING ENOUGH. YOU MUST ACQUIRE WISDOM!
WISDOM IS “POWER THINKING“
“Seek ye first the temple (your mind) and all things (the wisdom to use your power) will be added unto you”. Your life depends upon your ability to accurately process and use information”
THE STORY OF KING SOLOMON’S POWER
I list these definitions to make sure that we are on the same page. Communication is as effective as our ability to understand each other.
1. Data — on its own has no meaning, only when interpreted by some kind of processing system (in this case your brain) does it take on meaning and become information
2. Information — processed data
3. Knowledge — specific information of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned.
4. Wisdom — ability to apply knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, or insight.
This is the Reader’s Digest version: At age 12, a scared boy named Solomon was anointed, king. God was so pleased with Solomon that He would grant Solomon anything he desired. What did Solomon ask for? A harem, courage, the latest chariot by Mercedes Benz (I think they were around back then), new clothes, or gold….no. He asked for WISDOM. Solomon knew that his greatest gift to the world would be his ability to “Power Think” or use wisdom.
Imagine if God said that He would grant you anything you wanted, what would you ask for? You see, today you stand in a similar situation as Solomon did, perched on the edge of a great undertaking — the ruling and mastery of the rest of your life.
Guess what? That’s exactly what’s going on here. You were given the option to have whatever it is you desire. How do you decide? Where do you start? Quite often when given too many options, people tend to freeze up and slink back into their comfort zone. However, that doesn’t apply to you because you are a “Life Seeking Warrior” ready to bravely discover this new world of yours. Are you afraid? I sure was. If you are, then bring your fear along for the ride.
HOW DO I ACQUIRE WISDOM?
To gain wisdom, you are going to have to learn to trust someone. This person that I am asking you to trust is someone you know very well, which is why you may not fully trust him or her. Often familiarity breeds contempt. This person that I am asking you to trust is…drum roll, please… YOU!!! That’s right, the first thing you must do is learn to trust yourself.
To some, this may seem like a silly and simple thing to ask you to do. The difficulty lies in the fact that you know yourself better than anyone else. All the decisions you’ve ever made, every mistake down to every minute detail, every scar, every criticism, your entire life is all there standing as judge and jury to “help” you make a decision.
Whenever you say yes to something, there’s that nagging feeling that you should’ve said no. And vice versa. These “little voices” cause us to think twice and fill us with the fear of making a mistake. But, once you learn the techniques that I will reveal here, those annoying little nuisances will be a thing of the past because you will learn how to make the correct choices each and every time without wondering whether you’ve made a mistake.
I grew up as the 4th of five children to a single parent. My mom had her hands full. I was the “why” kid, the one asking all the questions with no one answer satisfying my curiosity. Since no one in my immediate vicinity could answer my never-ending barrage of questions, I simply decided to discover the world and make up my mind based on experience. Did it work? Technically speaking; not all the time, nothing ever does, which was a major discovery. I made monumental mistakes that I can at least live to tell about. However, within each mistake was a valuable sometimes life-altering lesson all designed to take me where I wanted to go. It’s all a part of the process.
I cannot emphasize enough just how important this step is. This is the foundation from which you will build the success your life is supposed to be so that you will start living your purpose. I have two references here that will help you with this foundation building.
The Ultimate Power of Choice — When faced with a big decision, most people create an arduous pros and cons list, spend a lot of time obsessing about decisions that didn’t work out, get caught in analysis paralysis, and endlessly seek other people’s opinions who lack decision-making skills as well or simply go with their gut.
What if there was a better way to make great decisions every time consistently so you can think clearly, feel more confident, second-guess yourself less, and ultimately be more decisive and be more productive?
You’ve Lost Your Damn Mind! — The first and only resource today giving you a step-by-step method to removing obstacles in your life that prevent success and helps you lay the foundation upon which you successfully build your life.
2 OR MORE HEADS ARE BETTER THAN 1
The next step after learning to trust yourself is to learn to trust others. My mom used to add a little twist to the “Golden Rule”. I knew that she was trying to protect us from the cold, harsh world. She would tell my siblings and me, “Do unto others before they do unto you”. As a method of survival, I understand what she was saying. However, you are not simply learning how to survive, you are learning how to thrive. And to do that you need cooperation from others.
How do you know who to trust? Well, believe it or not, you control that. Here’s the deal, if you don’t trust, you will bring people into your life to prove you right. If you can’t be trusted, then you will draw the same to you. That’s why it’s important to learn to trust yourself. Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens through you. You will always, always experience what and who you truly are — like always attract like, birds of a feather flock together, etc.
To begin, start with the references I gave you in the last section. Once you are ready, I am going to show you how to build a team of people (starting with yours truly) who will make it their purpose to help you succeed. You can’t do it alone, it’s impossible. No need in wasting your time trying.
The first power step to wisdom starts with trusting yourself. The second power step to wisdom ends with trusting others.
That’s It! Now get out there and show the world how awesome you are!
Live More, Laugh More, Love More, and Be a Blessing to Someone Else!