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Wisdom, the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. Attributes such as unbiased judgment, compassion, experiential self-knowledge, self-transcendence and non-attachment, and virtues such as ethics and kindness. – Wikipedia

Over the last 6 weeks we have reviewed several leader characteristics such as Trust, Integrity, Persistence, Patience, Courage and Personal Responsibility. Today we focus on Wisdom.

Wisdom guides our thinking, attitude, and overall mindset. It pushes us to break through boundaries and to see beyond the obvious.

Proverbs 19:8 reads “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.”

The trouble with wisdom is wisdom is primarily gained through experience.


Listen to those who have gone before you. Become a student of your passion, your job, your profession. Take the time to study and learn the lessons of those who have gone before you and you may not repeat their mistakes.  Find personal inspiration from someone who has been there, done that…and done it well.

Wisdom is cultivated, generally by paying attention in the present moment and learning to use it when the situation calls for it. Wisdom, true wisdom, changes how you treat every aspect of your daily life. 

The more you cultivate wisdom, the better your life becomes. You will produce better results with fewer major issues or unintended consequences. You will handle challenges in a more skillful way. 

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We all make mistakes. Learn from them and try to make each mistake only once. make mistakes.

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” -Proverbs 13:20


1. Accept uncertainty and unknown.
2. Seek humility and embrace wonder.
3. Don’t be defined by success.
4. Value character over reputation.
5. Listen and ask questions.
6. Grow in hope, regardless of what’s going on around you.
7. Surround with hopeful, life-giving people.
8. Learn from the past, but never live there.
9. A Person Of Wisdom Will Always Be A Person Of Mercy