One Individual's View of Wisdom
What is the true meaning of wisdom?
I've always pictured a wise man as a very old man with white hair and a long white beard - a pensive man of few words who offered profound, thought-provoking advice after great deliberation. And I always thought of wisdom itself as ancient, little-known knowledge to be found only in fragile volumes of yellowed parchment!
But is that truly what wisdom is? After interviewing many successful people from all over the world - listening to and recording their success stories and timeless success secrets - I came to believe that every successful person is wise, and he who achieves massive success holds in his mind the true essence of wisdom. Therefore, to find true wisdom, you have to study those who have achieved success very closely and search for the clues they've left behind.
And here's what I discovered to be the TRUE meaning of wisdom...
As brilliantly sated by George Bernard Shaw, "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for out future. Being responsible for your life and your future gives you the wisdom you need to fulfill your mission in life. Having a clear vision of your future gives you an unparalleled advantage when it comes to successful decision-making and achieving better results faster.
The truth is, you are responsible. This is probably the foremost trait of ultra-successful people. They take responsibility for their futures, and that gives them the power to reach unmatched levels of success. You have to realize this fact now: "No one can change your life but you."