It’s April Wise Day

Wisdom Is The Principle Thing

"...the price of wisdom is above rubies." Job 28:18

“…the price of wisdom is above rubies.” Job 28:18

 

How amazing it is to know that we are never limited…Ever.

We’re not limited in what we can achieve. We’re not limited in what we can build. We’re not limited in what we can imagine.  We’re not limited in what we can acquire.  We’re – Just – Not – Limited.

I’m sure many have heard the saying, “The sky’s the limit.” Well, some are living in the augmentation of that phrase to the enhancing of not only their lives but of those connected to them and those around them as well [more details in upcoming blogs].  For you see, one can only be limited to the place of their reach, which is a reflection of the extension of their faith or lack thereof.  If your mantra is, “Seeing is believing,” then you will be blinded to the invisible gems that evade the roving eye.  Some things are not seen but felt and others are heard in the passing winds.


 

Proverbs 8

Wisdom will light your darkest hour.

Wisdom will light your darkest hour.

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.


 

Now, tell me how awesome that is.  I love it…, really; here’s a few reasons why.

  • It shows the desire of wisdom to connect with man, mankind that is – creation.  One of the things that no man or woman likes is rejection and for this reason they try not to do anything that leaves them vulnerable.
    Never Give Up

    Never Give Up

    Well here wisdom shows that you must extend yourself. Wisdom does not live in fear or dwell on the past.  This is a valuable lesson for parents to help their children.  As for the entrepreneur, so you attempted a business and it didn’t work out the first time.  Go at it again but with more knowledge and with more confidence.  Certainly become wiser and apply what you’ve learned so the same mistakes are not in play anymore.  Remember, in all your getting, get understanding.

  • Wisdom is not perverse or deceitful.  It’s aim or mission is to make us better. Not only so, but who wants to be around someone they can’t trust.  It’s good to have a friend that will be loving and honest enough to tell you when you’re wrong.

“He that winketh with the eye causes sorrow…

  • Wisdom makes itself heard; so it positions itself in the most optimum of places [high places -seen not hid; places of the path -where various people come through (merchants, traders, etc); entrance of the city -before you get entangled with what’s ahead].  What does this mean for me?  Our success is connected to our position.  No, this does not mean what projects you live in, or not having two parents in the home, etc.  Do you only stay in your circle or do you launch out into the deep?  Pastors how are you exposing your ministry to the surrounding communities and the world at large? Consider that the next time you’re frustrated with lack of growth and draining the few people’s pockets who are there faithfully – go get more folks.  It’s still a business and you must recognize Supply and Demand.  As for that new boutique that has the spot on the second floor in the back corner somewhere of the building/mall that has no big named franchises next to it, so that people might see you when they see it, you just need to learn how to market the business better.  I love the story of John the Baptist.  If for no other reason than the fact that he shows us, if you’ve got the goods, people will come no matter where you are or what you look like.  Ooooh this is GOOD!aCan

I could be here all day but wisdom says – Moderation, save some for tomorrow/another day.  Yeah, wisdom speaks.

Can you hear it and are you listening?

Can you hear it and are you listening?

 

So before I go, I just want to wrap it up with this –

The New Millionaires Mindset is one of Wisdom.  Be wise with every decision because it affects your tomorrow and those of others also.  Be wise with your time because it’s on assignment, thus so should we be.  Be wise about relationships, because being yoked to one who is unequal is costly.  Be wise with your words, because everything doesn’t get stricken from the records. Be wise…

…it’s the principle thing.

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Wealthy Thoughts Produce Growth

It’s amazing how time reveals that older is wiser in many instances. This here is certainly one of those times. No matter how long ago this book was originally written, the style in which it was written and the principles relayed to us are still of great relevance. As a matter of fact, the word ‘relayed’ is noteworthy indeed. Reason being – as a verb, it means to carry forward, and essentially that is what’s happened here. The baton of success is being passed to him that is in pursuit. Ok, so what am I saying

Napoleon Hill has initiated a race of wills – for if you will, you shall. This race is between the haves and the have-nots. Not monetary wise but that of persistence, that of having a ready mind, that of passion. Right now the ‘Haves’ are ahead and seemingly unreachable by the ‘Have-Nots’; but please note that this is not a Sprint. Yes, speed is required, as time is always of the essence – for who knows if tomorrow will be – but this race is more about one’s endurance; as it is a long distance run. Lets relate it to a triathlon, if you will. For the seeker begins in a sink or swim situation of which happens long before the race. Napoleon aims to help us understand how great a role our state of mind/being plays in the overall outcome of our own success; and success to each is different, but I’ll speak more on that later. One sinks or swims in accordance to their belief that they will. As a Christian, I love the mention and implication of scriptures. In this case, I would apply Mark 11:23 “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever… shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that…which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” There is a conditioning of the psyche that is imperative for the success seeker; the one who is ready.

“If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”

One is truly not ready for more if their thought life is unstable. There’s a note in the ‘Forward’ informing us that what is before us are “…steps for those searching for a definite goal.” There must be an aim, otherwise one is running around pursuing, in vain, a better life like a chicken with its head cut off; no direction, blinded. Napoleon says, “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is Definiteness of Purpose…” But I love it because, once you’re in the race, you’re not in it alone. That should not go unnoticed. Napoleon Hill did not discover the secret(s) to success from a box. He shares with us the lives of others. Just as is the case with something like a triathlon, anything worth having is worth working/fighting for. But now that I am in the race, I owe it to me and loved ones to push forward. What’s awesome is that I have help. Though I’m pedaling away, my help are the wheels of positivity and momentum. This positive mind will make me attractive. The more attractive I am the more attractive I will be and the more I will draw those who are and that which is attractive too.

Oh man, I love this book, because it gets the juices flowing. It charges the battery of the one who refuses to be average and guides them without giving all the answers to the test. In that I mean, he’s like a teacher who says it without saying it. But I have to bring your attention back to the comment on one’s view of success. You see, he lets us know that success is different for everyone. If we use the whole triathlon thing again, some people would feel/be successful for just getting through. There are people who are teachers and love what it is they’re doing and are successful.

Moreover, one should know that being a success is not limited to years of schooling. He speaks of how Carnegie was convinced by Schwab of this: “…much of that which is taught in the schools, is of no value whatsoever in connection with the business of earning a living or accumulating riches.” It’s amazing how so many people spend hundreds of thousands of dollars going to college to get a degree in something they’re not passionate about.

“No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.”

Many of us was under the impression that we should become a doctor, a lawyer, an electrical engineer, a politician, or something of sorts that is considered to be prestigious and that, in so doing, we will be rich and successful. Napoleon Hill presents to us that it’s permitted to step out of the box of that thinking. There are highly successful people who are affluent [in family, life, and money] who are high school drop-outs (not that we promote dropping out), but not because they’re not smart enough; no, not by far.

As we continue running through life we must be mindful of others. There may be a chance that while you’re running, you notice that someone has fallen or is simply in need of an encouraging boost. Napoleon Hill says, “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” No man is more wealthy than the man who is able to lend a hand Up.

I really do encourage all to read this book. As a matter of fact, it should probably be read every 1-2 years (note for those who’ve read it already). What would be most beneficial is to stop after each chapter and review:

  1. What has been learned
  2. Two quotes to add to the think bank
  3. Why you agreed/disagreed with something said
  4. The portion to apply and see definite results within two weeks time,
  5. and more of your choice.

I hope this review has been enjoyable and helpful. There are so many things that can be said but I will pass the baton for you to carry on.

Other great works that stir wealthy thinking to the production of great growth:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Millionaire’s Mindset is a Mindset.