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What Does It Mean To Be A Wise Person?

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“You are wise when you know what to ignore.”

What does it really mean to be a wise person? Is it about knowledge? Is it about wisdom? Or is it about how you live your life? Or is it about what is important to you?

According to Don Miquel Ruiz, “You are wise when you no longer act against yourself. You are wise when you live in harmony with yourself, with your own kind, with all of creation.” You can train yourself to become a person of wisdom. All you have to do is to change how you make certain decisions. You are wise when you are responsible for your decisions. You are wise when you know what is important to you in your life. You are a person of wisdom when you know what you want and you go for it with all your might. That is what wise people do. They don’t live their lives based on other people’s opinions. They live their lives based on their own opinions. You are wise when you choose your path, pursue your goals, and rise up again when you are knocked down. Don’t worry about where you are, worry about where you are going. Because where you are going matters more than where you have been. Trust yourself, work yourself, and your life will take care of itself.

Are You Learning Enough?

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Are you learning enough? If not, why? Because you are here to learn, not to consume. If you want to grow yourself, if you want to get the promotion that you have been waiting for, if you want to explore the world around you, learning is the way.

“He, therefore, who fixes a limit of any kind to his intellectual attainments dwarfs himself, and cramps the growth of that mind given to us by the Creator, and capable of indefinite expansion.”- William H. Crogman

Learning means growing. If you want to grow, learn. You can learn anything you set your mind to. You can use learning to challenge yourself. You can use learning to get out of your head. If you don’t know where to start, you can start with yourself. Learn about your life. Learn about your goals. Question yourself. Don’t just go with the flow. Learning is not going with the flow; it is questioning the flow.