We are all trying to find wisdom every day. We are trained to believe since the beginning of our time being alive not to fail.
We’re taught that failure is what will keep us from ever achieving success when, in reality, it is one of the most efficient ways to succeed.
By learning from our mistakes, whether the consequences be positive or negative, allows us to gain knowledge, which, with time, transforms into wisdom.
At that moment, we are then able to communicate our experiences towards younger generations for them to learn from our errors.
We as well don’t always need to fail because:
We tend to be scared of what people will think about us when we fail instead of worrying about ourselves and how we can improve. People work very, very hard not to fail, and the intelligent acquire mentors, role models, to help guide them.
Nobody can pretend as a young professional to understand everything and have the contacts that a mentor has accumulated over the years to help them pave the way.
But then again, some people think they know it all and don’t wish to go far enough, which is also excellent. Our ego also limits us by always trying to be right and closing our minds to the correct advice, which leads to immaturity.
We all should do soul searching to understand yourselves better to help reflect.
Take a walk to contemplate, try to understand what’s behind all of that stubbornness. Small mental exercises help clear our minds when we are trying to find wisdom.
It’s always been hard to accept help; our pride can keep us from asking until a point in which we can no longer go on by ourselves.
There are different types of help, not only for what you cannot do.
For when our criteria are not 100% correct simply because we don’t have the knowledge or experience, we tend to reject others. You don’t have to agree with what everyone says, but you must accept understanding from other people who may have it.
If you think you know it all, then that’s the worse part because then people who do that they end up not knowing anything.
If you don’t want to accept this fact, this is a perfect example; you’re rejecting it. You’re not open to improving yourself by how others who love you may tell you things just for you to grow.
Most of the time, you don’t like receiving someone else’s opinion, and it’s challenging, at times frustrating, but since certain people love you, they’ll keep trying.
It’s not going to happen all the time if you’re not receptive or open to the thoughts and opinions of others.
You need to improve yourself and open your mind. We all need to improve!
If we just say that, then no one would grow and develop. You need to challenge yourself; you need to be more open and more receptive to what people have to offer.
Don’t just discard information right away just because!
Everyone that you interact with will evaluate your interpersonal skills. Everyone’s opinion about your life will develop according to what others say about your behavior and quality of work.
Be prepared with people in a positive, constructive, and open mind. That doesn’t mean you’re going to have to be a pushover, not at all, but you have to listen before making a final decision.
We never stop learning. The more you learn, the more you realize you don’t know, and if you didn’t know, now you know!
There was once a man who was starving. He was kicked out of a restaurant for having no money to pay for food. As he lay on the ground, a cook from the restaurant came out and placed a plate of food in front of him.
“This is worse. I won’t accept charity. Take it away.” said the hungry man.
The cook replied, “Don’t be so tough, just eat it already. To me, any hungry person is a customer. The world can be cruel. It’s awful not to have any food or water. I understand starving people more than anyone. I don’t care if you want to die with dignity, but if you eat up, you’d be able to look forward to a new tomorrow, won’t you?”
The man ate the food, stating it was the best-cooked meal he ever had in his life and was able to live another day. Let us accept other offerings even when we have too much pride. Open our hearts and mind to what people may have to offer.
I hope that this article in some way helps you find wisdom. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Take care!
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