You Fool!

July 5, 2018

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise man.

Bruce Lee

I think one of the biggest fears we have is looking like a fool or being criticized. We don’t like to look, act or be different. Most people like to fit in and conform.

I remember being back in school, I was afraid to ask a question because I didn’t want to look foolish. But then someone was bold enough to ask the exact question I wanted to ask and everyone was happy that they did because most of the students didn’t understand what the teacher was saying.

Now I have learned to step outside my comfort zone, have confidence in my abilities and know there are no stupid questions.

What is it about taking a risk to look foolish that we are so afraid of?  People made fun of Karl Benz, the creator of the automobile Mercedes Benz back in 1886. He actually had to take out his car at night to test drive it so people wouldn’t laugh and ridicule  him.  Or Gugliemo Marconi, an inventor and electrical engineer who pioneered work on long distance radio transmissions. His friends had him institutionalized thinking he was nuts to think he could send messages through the air. There are many such stories of people who took the risk in doing something, if they believed strongly in it.

What is it that you would like to accomplish but are afraid to do. Take the risk, believe in yourself and you could be the fool laughing all the way to the bank. Go for it.

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Less Is More

August 10, 2017

Most of us are being bombarded with way too much information. I get about 200 e-mails a day. I make at least 10 phone calls a day and receive 10 or more daily. Then there is the information coming to me from many other sources as well. I avoid watching the news, however I do read articles in the NY Times and other sources that interest me.  I am always studying and learning something new ever day.Taking a webinar or going to a class. My mind can go into overload if I do not sift through what’s relevant and valuable to me.

Information is useless until all that data is processed down, and made simple. Until I can take it and apply it as knowledge and then reduces to further into wisdom, it has no relevance in my life.

Knowledge is the the accumulation of facts and date that you have learned about or experienced.

Wisdom is the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.

Knowledge is gained through learning facts.

Wisdom comes from observing experiences and learning from them in a way that affects future decisions and behaviors.

Knowledge is measuring that a desert path is 3.6 miles long.

Wisdom is bringing enough water for the duration of that hike.

Knowledge allows for change in response to new information or analyzes.

Wisdom is time less.

Wisdom is “Who we are” vs. “What we do.”

Wisdom governs choices, is the pursuit of knowledge, better communication and relationships.

I believe for the human race to survive and thrive we must surpass the information age and learn to be wise, which has no age, it is time less.

Here is a short video to help your quest for wisdom.

If you are looking for help sifting through all the overload of  information in your head and gaining clearly, I’m a phone call away.


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