Wisdom is the Foundation for Success

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Monday Mastery – Wisdom. There’s a proverb that says wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare. Another says wisdom is the tree of life to those who embrace it.

Wisdom is defined as the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.

How does one gain wisdom? Through experience. You cannot be an instant expert at anything. It takes time to develop wisdom and work. You must work at whatever you want to become an expert at to have wisdom.

Today, the instant gratification that comes from the internet, getting things delivered overnight, the ability to binge watch TV shows on Netflix and Zulu and many other instant things makes people want everything instantly.  Some don’t want to work for things and expect to get success as soon as they decide to do something.

Many speakers think they should immediately command high fees right from the beginning.  Authors think that their books should make them an instant expert.  Employees think they should be in management because they know better but have only been in the job a short time.  These are some examples of things I’ve seen, I’m sure you’ve seen many more examples.

The bottom line is that wisdom comes by experience, experience comes by doing the work to get good at something.  The Olympic gymnast didn’t walk onto the mat one day as an expert, they took many years of training and sacrifice to become that good.  The NFL star quarterback didn’t instantly become a star.  Michael Jordan didn’t become one of the greatest basketball players of all time by deciding one day as an adult that he was going to play in the NBA.  He had that idea as a kid and worked long and hard to achieve that goal.

The Power is in The Work.  If you do The Work, you will have The Power to achieve anything you want.  It doesn’t come instantly, it comes by working at it and not giving up.  Gain wisdom and while doing that you will gain the knowledge to be known as wise in your field.

To Your Success


Eldonna Lewis Fernandez
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez
Veteran negotiation and contracts expert Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez, author of “Think Like a Negotiator,” has over 30 years of experience crafting killer deals both stateside and internationally, many in excess of $100 million. She’s currently the CEO of Dynamic Vision International — a specialized consulting and training firm that helps individuals hone negotiation skills — as well as a nationally regarded keynote speaker, session leader and panelist on the Art of Negotiation. Eldonna may be reached online at www.EldonnaLewisFernandez.com

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