Ever wondered why the best quotes are summed up in a sentence or less?
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill
“Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way” -Charles Bukowski
It’s because wisdom is hard to express and rare to find.
A lot of people confuse knowledge with wisdom. A person who talks a lot may not necessarily be an expert. A person who is famous is not always right. A person who spends a lot of time in meetings is usually not productive.
Mahatma Gandhi had a poster behind him to warn such people. It said, “Be quick, be brief, be gone”
Wisdom happens when you have the courage to listen to your inner voice. It happens when you refuse to bow down to the noise of the outer world. It happens when you start challenging the status quo.
You can choose to read all the books in the world and become knowledgeable. You can stand in your ivory tower and mock at the ones who dare to tread a different path. But beware, the same people are the ones who make paradigm shifts happen.
Begin challenging the status quo now. Start small, fail a lot and become wise quickly. The earlier you start defining your own path, the lesser energy you’ll have to waste later.
Because once you are successful in changing the status quo, the ones with knowledge will flock to you for your wisdom.