The music dribbles from the small black speakers that hide in the shadows of the exposed rafters of the coffee shop. One young gal is in the corner, chewing on her pencil as she bounces from scanning the Chemistry 101 book in front of her to squinting at the screen that illuminates her fair-skinned cheeks.
There are several like her here. Some studying out of duty. Others seem to possess a deep thirst for mastery. It forces me to ask, “Am I a learner?”
John Maxwell said that “All Leaders are Learners” and since I believe that everyone leads someone — even if it is only themselves — I hold firm that I must be on a constant hunt for wisdom.
Wisdom is greater than knowledge. Wisdom takes facts and breathes life into them by adding experience. Wisdom hides in the dry pages of books, film and local communal observation. Wisdom is more precious than gold and understanding more desirous than silver (Proverbs 16:16).
So take knowledge, put it into action and wisdom is quick to follow. Take advice, tips and learnings and apply them to life and understanding will soon appear. Be a lifelong learner. Learn, grow and give and wisdom is sure to take your life to the next level.
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