The Proverbs Project came to mind after I read the book The Richest Man Who Every Lived by Steven K. Scott. This book challenges us to read a chapter in the Book of Proverbs every day for a month. Readers then perseverate and reflect on the chapter. This process is meant to become habit and repeated month after month. I acknowledge a personal and perpetual need for wisdom in my life. The challenge spoke to me. I have been reading a good deal this year, and it is certainly time for me to undertake another writing project. - Chapter 8.
A Call to Wisdom.
Wisdom is for everyone, it is available to all. We simply need to heed the call. The simple, the dullard, the insightful and the powerful are all called towards Wisdom. The resources are available and the opportunity for growth is omnipotent. We simply need to listen...The lessons are everywhere, always available. The Onus of Wisdom lies with us. We have a choice everyday to strive towards Wisdom or exist in our status quo.
Wisdom is Wealth...Pursuing Wisdom rather than material Wealth will eventually lead to an influx of Both. the Investment into a treasure of wisdom will provide infinite return on investment. With Wisdom comes knowledge, discretion, power, judgement, governance, riches, generosity, prosperity, and kindness.
Wisdom (and subsequent treasures) increase through compounding. Albert Einstein is purported to say, "Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it: he who doesn't pay it." Compound interest applied to the treasure of Wisdom as well. He who doesn't understand the compounding nature of Wisdom is left at prey to temptations of the Wicked. Our Wisdom must "keep pace" with the ever intensifying and every present iniquity in our environment. Luck will not provide for us the Wisdom that is necessary...we must be intentional in our pursuit. Those who fail to find Wisdom, or those who outright refuse Wisdom harm themselves and their families.
To reuse a term from my coaching days...Gentlemen, we need to move with urgency.
Chapter 9 Tomorrow.
The Proverbs Project
For the next 30 days, I intend to read and reflect on one chapter in the book of Proverbs.