Getting everything to work just the way we need it, at the right time and in the right way is almost impossible. With synchronized wisdom - our thoughts, words, and actions will be lined up with knowledge and experiences to produce the best possible outcome for the moment at hand. For success in life we must have the necessities in order and act on them in sync. President Andrew Jackson said, "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” Synchronized wisdom puts all that we have acquired into action at the best time available.
3 Sync Killers
1. Delay - Author William Feather said, “Conditions are never just right. People who delay actions until all factors are favorable, do nothing." It's easy to look at all the reasons why something can't be done but synchronized wisdom keeps the why it should be acted on in view.
Overcome your reasons to delay by making the best decisions possible with what you have. Sometimes acting on where you are and what you have can be your first step to overcoming delay. Be confident to act in the present and the things you think you need might eventually come with your actions. Press through the tendency to delay with wise synchronized actions.
2. Fear - Being afraid of the next step when its time to move is like a clock that doesn't want to keep time. It just doesn't work. David Lloyd Georg said, “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated." When opportunity comes we must not be afraid of failure. Wisdom comes from (synchronizing) pushing through our fears and challenges; implementing our knowledge and acting in faith of what we truly believe can happen.
Overcome your fears with truth. Gain clarity between what's real and what is false. Synchronize yourself with truth and move accordingly.
3. Focus - Sometimes our synchronization can be out of line because we are concentrating on the wrong areas. Catherine Pulsifer, says "Too often in life, we focus on the things we cannot do, which limits us in achieving the success of our goals." Whatever we put our focus on is what we will tend to drift to.
Work on getting synchronized by focusing on your next task towards your goal. Focusing with proper perspectives will enable you to act wisely. Eileen McDargh said it this way, "Determine your priorities and focus on them." Proper focus will help keep you in sync.
Summary - Putting your life in sync is key to a successful future by - being ready to act at the right time, overcoming fear with clarity and staying focused on your priorities. Operate wisely at your peak everyday by being in sync.
Wisdom is the ability to take knowledge from the past and apply it at the right time, in the right way to achieve the best result possible in the present. "Wise actions" is the process of getting our thoughts accomplished to reach any kind of success. Johann Lavater said, "Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because of a clear why." In other words, we should be certain on the reasons we are in action.
3 Areas of Action
1. Think – Where we will be tomorrow is wrapped up in the thoughts we have today. If we desire success we must have a successful mentality. To develop wise thoughts we must focus on wise things. These wise things must be rooted in truth; not on what feels good or seems good for the moment. Formulating our thoughts around a lie will never produce wise thinking.
Establish truth as the pivotal point of all your thoughts. Seek the truth in all your matters, it will save you time and money. In the end, wise thinking will help you make wise choices; which will promote successful actions.
2. Speak – We speak life when our words match wise thinking. Napoleon Hill said it this way, “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” What we say is vital to our actions of success.
I have sometimes caught myself talking too much, just talking to be talking and when I think about it I have said nothing of value. I tell myself, “Just shut up.” This quote by Plato often keeps me in check. “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” Work to have something to say that will uplift those who hear.
3. Do – True wisdom will bring about true doing. If we are wise we must know that our effectiveness only comes from putting our thoughts and words into action. Nicholas Sparks says “We can say all the right words at all the right times; but in the end, our actions are what people will judge.” What you DO is the life changer for wise actions.
Work to make doing what you have thought and said be on the same page. Your actions can easily follow wisdom because it has been tested and you feel its the best way to go. Sometimes, it's not the new inspirations or tasks that need to be done to succeed, it's the one's already on the table that could be preventing you from the success you seek. Find a way to do the current tasks and out of it can come your new inspirations to do more.
Summary – Four things never come back: the spoken word, wasted time, the past, and a neglected opportunity. Make your actions wise by thinking it all the way through, not saying unnecessary words, and doing what you say you are going to do - no matter the cost. Be wise in your actions!
If we could get what we thought we needed to succeed, would we really succeed?
Often times we have an image of what we think success looks like in our heads; but when reality comes, our successes often looks different and require more than expected. A great quote asks the question, "How do we get wisdom, to handle the unexpected and challenges of achieving the success we need?" The quote goes on to answer, "Wisdom comes through pain and struggle. The pain brought on by interruptions and disappointments, by loss and failure. This is the long road to maturity and wisdom." The price of true success lies in how wise we become through our struggles.
3 Tips to Help You Go Through
1. Optimistic – An open mind is one of the first keys to gaining wisdom. With this type of thinking our problems are not our focus. Our focus will be on improving and getting better instead of how the problem will take us out.
Expect the best from people, things and situations around you. Your expectation will put you in a spot to absorb wisdom. Know your values and always be on the lookout for things that will enhance and improve you. Being optimistic about life will help you grow your wisdom.
2. Inquisitive – When my children were little they seemed to constantly ask questions. I always wondered why. With some thought I came to the conclusion, it's because they want to know how to do it. It's just that simple, they gain wisdom of what to do and not to do by asking questions from those that know. As adults we should continue to be the same way to grow in wisdom.
Be confident in knowing that you don't know something and then finding out by asking questions how so you can make it happen in your life. Asking the right questions can change your perspectives and can ultimately change your life. Good wise questions can start with: What? How? and Why?
3. Humility – C. S. Lewis said, “True humility is not thinking less of ourselves; it is thinking of ourselves less.” One of the hardest journeys of life is to look inside us. When we really see ourselves can we be honest about what we find. A mirror is a useful tool especially when we want to see something we like, but when it's something ugly we like to avoid looking at it. Humility is accepting both and dealing with the uncomfortable areas too.
Wisdom comes from being humble about ALL of you. Learn to love and embrace both your strengths and weaknesses. Wise humility means you are able to express and produce from your good qualities, as well as inform others of your weaknesses. People should know that they can depend on you for your strengths. Knowing yourself provides ground to grow and forgive throughout your life journey.
Summary – Anais Nin says, "Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states of mind we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state of mind and remain in it. This is a kind of death." Work to daily promote who you want to become by being optimistic, inquisitive, and humble - based on truth. Continue to pursue wisdom every day.