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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “There is no knowledge that is not power.”
Take responsibility for your life. Free yourself from your past disappointments. They are in the past. If you want them to remain in the past, you must free yourself from them. Do not let your past define your life. Do not let your past determine how far you can go in your life. Do not limit yourself. Because God has a lot in store for you. It is up to you.
You can change your life. Do not wait for anyone to do it for you. They are not going to do it for you. Because they have their own problems to deal with. Do not wait. Just do your own thing. You have the power to do anything you set out to do in your life. Do not wait for people to do for you what you can do for yourself. If you do, they will never respect you.
Respect yourself by taking responsibility for your life. You have the power to do it. You have the power to say no to what is hurting you. You have the power to say yes to your life, to love, to happiness, to life. Above all, you have the power to say no to your past. And you have the power to create a new life, to wear new clothes, to make new friends, to follow a different path. To do that, you must trust yourself. You must believe in yourself. You must not let your past failures to control your present life. Whenever you catch yourself doubting yourself, you must replace it with a positive thought- a life expanding thought.