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Wisdom eludes me. The more I learn, the less I think I know. Maybe it's because when I learn something new I realize how much more there is to know. And by that I mean, how much we can know, not how much we must know. It's perpetual. I strive to learn more, but sometimes I feel I don't know enough.
Wait a minute, wisdom isn't just knowledge! It isn't how many books you've read or how many degrees you have. Wisdom can't be learned just by reading, it must be gained as well. Wisdom collects, and is gained from experience and consideration. No matter how much you try, you won't become wise just learning stuff.
Wisdom is found in the application of knowledge, the awareness that comes from the analysis of our world and life, through learning and experiencing.
Think deeper. When you toss a stone into a pond you're immediately aware of the ripples and the splash, but it doesn't stop there. Even though your mind forgets the stone because it's gone from sight, the stone continues its journey to the bottom of the pond. We can think about the stuff we can't see.
When we're seeking knowledge we shouldn't skim the surface and ignore the lessons within the lessons. The deeper considerations are where wisdom hides. Things we learn on one subject may intersect with points of another subject, we need to examine those connections. Even if the connections are not obvious at first, once made, the proverbial light bulb goes on and we're one step closer.
Gain: Increasing the level by increasing the amplitude.
Depth. More than a little. Wisdom is gained. It's about what lies beyond the zero point in a wavelength. It's looking toward the outside, while looking in.
Drew Vics is an artist, writer and musician living in New Jersey. He writes for Myeyez.net -- A Webzine, in his spare time, and just released his self produced debut CD, No more waiting.
Bostrom on Superintelligence (6): Motivation Selection Methods - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Do The Hardest Thing First And The Rest Will Be Easy
Have you ever noticed that in life we almost always choose the easy road, the path of least resistance when it comes to challenges in our way?I remember as a kid working in a warehouse, the foreman came up to me when I was complaining about the tough job I had ahead of me at the end of my shift, and said?"You want a secret that will help you not have to deal with that task at the end of the day?"I said "Sure", hoping he was about ready to give me a new assignment."Do the hardest thing first, and the rest will be easy" he replied.
After the Big Project: Recovering From Success
My older daughter got married 10 days ago. The wedding was a joyous and extraordinary experience, way beyond our imaginings.
Make It Happen Now!
Most people think that when they have chosen a path that's it - that's the path to follow. This is far from the truth according to leading Business Coach? Brad Tonini who has just released his latest book "Make It Happen Now!"I asked Brad to share his thoughts on why we don't get started to "Making Things Happen".
Change 101: How to Get the Changes You Desire
Here's a bold statement:Change can be simple and easy.It really does not have to be so hard, although sometimes we make it much harder than it needs to be.
It can be challenging to think about going to the next level. Especially when you're completely overwhelmed by the thought of taking the next step.
How To Motivate Yourself For Success?
I was having coffee with my friend the other day. He just joined a multi-level marketing company.
Are You in Touch With Your Inner M?
"M" is for Motivation.What motivates you to do a good job?Is it a sense of achievement?Recognition for a job well done?Helping people?Desire for responsibility?Solving problems?Making more money?You should give some thought to what motivates you to do your job better and allows you to feel a real sense of job satisfaction.
As many of you know I have a passion for helping people identify their dreams and go after them. What you may not know is that (much to my surprise) I have uncovered a spiritual aspect to my work.
The Time to Act
Engaging in genuine discipline requires that you develop the ability to take action. You don't need to be hasty if it isn't required, but you don't want to lose much time either.
Ideas Abound - But Youve Got to Take Action
Whether you are aware of it or not, we are all blessed with any number of wonderful ideas at virtually any given moment. What happens far too often however is that we ponder for a bit about the idea.
Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?
I have been giving some thought lately to optimism and pessimism. Basically, these are attitudes.
What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?
The next time you find yourself relaxing on the couch, having popped some corn and about to watch the "Sopranos", instead, pose this $1,000,000 lottery question to yourself and see what flows. What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Would you work, not work? If you knew anything you touched or did held the possibility for success - whatever that is, what would you do? If there were no time constraints, no obstacles, no self-doubt, what would you do?Some of you are already saying, "What's the point of this!?" "This will never be real!" "Who's got a million dollars??Not me!" Well, the whole point is to have you dream.
Mastering the Problem of Everyday Living
People are unhappy and defeated by their everyday problems that arise in life. You should know that life is full of ups and downs.
"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway." - John Wayne"Courage is the cliché hallmark attributed to the hero.
A Simple Motivation Technique For Massive Success
Want to hear about a simple & effective motivation technique? It´ll help you get motivated and stay motivated.Do you want to know the key to beating procrastination andachieving much more?Let me tell you how I discovered the secret to achievingmassive success.
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Stop Holding Yourself Back
Try this exercise. Take a sheet of paper and list down all the emotions you can think of? Take a couple of minutes and if possible, keep writing for as long as you can? Come on, do it.
Ever Feel Like Your Elevator Is Stuck Between Floors?
What do you do when you make a big mistake? When you fail? When you suffer defeat? When everything just goes wrong? When serious misunderstandings develop with others? When it appears like there is no way out? When solutions to your problems just seem impossible?A Familiar Location; The Bottomless Pit!What do you do; do you do nothing and allow the circumstances to push you around? Do you blow your stack? Do you bite the hand that feeds you? Do you become fearful and run away? Do you get your knickers all in a twist? Do you ever feel like your elevator is just stuck between floors?Or, do you grab the bull by the horns and flatten him like a pancake? Do you turn bad circumstances into advantages just for the sheer joy of it? Do you look at every problem with faith and optimism knowing that positive results can and will be found?Time To Grind It Out!Well, I tell you this; if you are the kind of person that always looks for that kind of satisfaction, then you are busier than a one legged man in a bu** kicking contest. But, you knew that quite well.
The ONE Question Winners ALWAYS Ask?.
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Motivation By Comparison
Motivation by comparison is a dynamic form of motivation which can totally transform our attitude of mind. It is used much too rarely.
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