I’m not a genius. I don’t have all the answers. I make mistakes. I often get it wrong. But some people, are getting it right. They have something valuable to say, or they are being successful at whatever they have chosen to do. And they can be a source for a significant amount of priceless inspiration and ideas.
So I’ve learned to be observant. To listen. To be inquisitive. And I find wisdom everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE.
How do I do this? It’s really quite simple. Watch. Listen. Observe. Dig. Research. Look up. Google. Ask.
Don’t let the world just slip by. Listen to conversations. Watch and read TV, Social Media, Information Sources and Feeds, and look for the golden nuggets. They are there.
Here are two good examples.
Recently, I was watching one of my favorite programs, National Geographic’s Life Below Zero. The real life characters have a lot of valuable things to say. Here is a nugget I harvested from listening to Chip Hailstone: You will find success where opportunity meets experience. Now he didn’t say it exactly like that, but that’s what he meant. All I had to do was listen. That nugget was there for the harvesting.
Here is another gem I was able to pluck from reading some of my favorite social media sources: Don’t look for a guarantee, look for an opportunity. Take it and do your best.
Wisdom. All around you. There for the harvesting. Who knows? Eventually, some of that great stuff might just start rubbing off…