Episode 60 - November 25, 2018
“Never be shy about seeking wisdom from others to pour fuel on your fire. The worst thing you can ever do is think that you know enough.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
(From the Introduction to Tools for Titans written by Tim Ferriss)
Life long learning is something I am most passionate about, which is why it’s something I focus on every single day. I actively seek to learn something new every single day. My favorite resources for learning new things center around going to other people – through their books, podcasts, videos, speeches, magazines and in-person interviews. I use these methods to help keep the fire burning and passion fueled, in order to reach my fullest potential. I am not shy about asking for help because the reward for life-long learning is more important to me than the price to pay for thinking I know it all.
Those of you who know me have likely heard me talk about how we live in an age where we have more information and education than any generation previous. Our problem is not education or information. Our problem is application and execution. With all this knowledge and wisdom available to us, could it be we lack the character to admit our need for others counsel and advice? Is our lack of seeking wisdom from others due to an overflowing dose of insecurity within ourselves? There is no one person who has cornered the market in your specialty, field of study, or career when it comes to wisdom. In fact, the experts in your specialty, field of study, or career path are still students learning from others because they recognize the more they learn, the more they need to learn.
Recently, I heard Coach Greg Popovich, the Head Coach for the San Antonio Spurs professional basketball team, share that he constantly learns from other basketball coaches from every level, nationally and internationally, to grow as a coach. For those of you unfamiliar with Coach Popovich, he has won 5 World Championships and is considered one of the greatest professional coaches of all time. Learn from his example.
The Bible says we are to seek wisdom as we would gold or silver. Does this describe you on your quest for gaining wisdom? If so, you will do well to follow the Bible’s recommendation that in a multitude of counselors, there is safety.
Who do you need to seek out this week to for wise counsel?
What book have you been putting off?
When are you going to make the time to grow yourself?
Do it now.