The integration of knowledge, experience and understanding to incorporate tolerance for the uncertainty of life is one powerful virtue that we cannot do without. It is a virtue that when encountered, you’d definitely recognize that it’s at work in you. It is called WISDOM.
Wisdom as it is; has different definitions by various individuals based on how its application hath work for them and how it’s still working for them now. It is of so much value that a Roman philosopher once said “if wisdom were offered me on the condition that I should keep it shut away and not divulge it to anyone, I would reject it, because there’s no enjoying the possession of anything valuable unless one has someone to share it with”.
The content of wisdom has both practical and moral components that enrich the life of anyone who has it. The need for wisdom in our life journey cannot be overemphasized, reason been that the path to attaining the height you so desire can be fraught with uncertainties, fear and even self-doubts. Therefore, we need it at every point to help us not to get off course.
One beautiful thing about wisdom is also the fact that it cannot be monopolized by certain group of individual or age group. Irrespective of whom you are and what age category you belong to, you can possess and manifest wisdom to any degree you want.
“Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, and in the gateway of the city she makes her speech (Proverbs 1:20, 21 NIV)”. Wisdom gives an open invitation and banquet to anyone who so desires to hearken to its call.
Therefore, I say to you today that “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding”. Place demands on you quest for wisdom and this can be done by:
- Getting wisdom from God (the owner of it all)
- Getting wisdom from the aged
- Getting wisdom from your experience
- Getting wisdom from people around you
- Getting wisdom from your spiritual leaders
- Getting wisdom from your mentor(s)
Wisdom has its way of quickening your mind and energizing your potentials to achieving your goals. You can’t afford to be left out when it comes to possessing wisdom in this fast pace generation.
Author: Victor Adeyemo
Victor Adeyemo is a Leadership and high performance coach, an Event decorator and MC. He is the team leader of Leaders Digest