How do you become good at a sport, a musical instrument, a craft, or anything else you’d like to excel at? That path to achievement in any endeavor involves:
- Learning about your chosen area.
- Applying what you’ve learned.
- Evaluating the outcome.
- Making adjustments and reapplying what you’ve learned.
- Proceeding back to Step 1.
Not only is this a good process for learning new skills, it’s also a great process for becoming a wise person.
Much like learning a new skill, wisdom comes from learning new principles, applying them in real-life situations, evaluating the results, and making the necessary adjustments to achieve a better outcome. It is through this repeated process that a person becomes wise.
If you’d like to work on becoming a wiser person, I’d suggest reading the book of Proverbs in the Bible. Regardless of where you are from a religious or spiritual standpoint, Provers is LOADED with valuable knowledge and insights for successfully navigating through life.
I’d suggest picking a couple of proverbs that resonate with you and begin applying, evaluating, and reapplying them in your own life. Then, get in the habit of picking 1 or 2 new proverbs to focus on every week. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your wisdom will increase.