Seek Knowledge: Brilliant Success Principle

Strategy 2 in “7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas from America’s Foremost Business Philosopher” by the late Jim Rohn

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This is just a quick rundown of the Seek Knowledge part of “7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness”

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“John, I’ve got this gold mine. I’ve got so much gold I don’t know what to do with it all. Come on over and dig.”

John says, “But I don’t have a shovel.”

“Well, John, go out and get you one.”

He says, “Do you know what they’re asking for shovels these days?”

You may think that nobody would say that. But that’s exactly what people are doing everyday.

There are thousands of success books, thousands of hours of audio recordings on success, seminars held all over the world, and thousands of hours of video on YouTube alone, all there, goldfields of information, yet only a small percentage of people go out and take advantage of this information.

If you really do want to seek knowledge & gain more wisdom? Once you have gone through this article click here and start your journey.

How to Gain Wisdom

There are 2 ways to gather wisdom, learning from your own life & learn from others.

Taking the time to reflect is a very powerful tool. Events of your own life are some of the best sources of information.

Take time out at the end of the day to reflect your day. Ponder what worked, what didn’t, what you want to repeat and avoid. Try to remember the incidents vividly as possible. Remember the colors, the sights, the sounds, the conversations, the experiences.

Use this as a wisdom currency that you invest in your future. Keep reinvesting every day, week, month, year.

I love it in the book when Jim was young he was asked:

Jim, how long have you been working now?” He told him 6 years

How are you doing?” He inwuired further.

Not very well”, a bit annoyed he had to admit it

Then I suggest you not do that anymore,” he replied. “Six years is long enough to operate the wrong plan.”

He was then asked, “How much money have you saved in the past 6 years?”

None.”

Who sold you on that plan?”

So ask yourself those same questions Jim was asked. Do you think you could do better running on a different plan?

There are many ways you can learn from others, you can use examples of people becoming successful, or you can use warnings on what not to do.

There are 3 ways of learning fro others:

  • Through published literature

  • Listening to the wisdom and folly of others

  • observations of winners & losers.

As mentioned at the start, there is information everywhere all, thousands of books, audio’s, video’s & seminars.

Make it a habit of studying for at least 30 minutes a day some form of success teachings. If you don’t like reading there are audio books, or recorded seminars, and well Youtube has so much information its insane.

I love the idea of choosing a really successful person and take that person out to dinner, pay for their dinner & just listen to them, try and keep the conversation going for as long as you can.

I’ve used the analogy before, what would you rather do, be able to spend 10 minutes alone with Sir Richard Branson racking his brain on his success principles, or an entire day sitting chatting to your neighbour.

Observation is a huge tool. Watch how a successful person shakes hands. People who do well own the habit of success. Attending live seminars & watching video recordings are great so you can actually obderve the speaker. There is a huge power in non-verbal communication.

Invest in your future. Put aside a portion of your income and invest it in your search of knowledge. Its a small price to pay for an unlimited potential.

Also invest in effort. There is a great deal more effort involved in serious learning than casual learning.

Are you serious about seeking knowledge & gaining wisdom? Start your journey now and click here, submit your details and watch the video.

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  • Great post Alex! Jim Rohn is a very wise man. I also feel wisdom comes from application of knowledge rather than accumulating a ton of information, which doesn’t mean much without practice.

  • Alex…Love your post hear and I whole-heartedley

  • agree…sorry now I have two comments…anyway…Story-telling is one of the most powerful ways to learn…through others’ stories and our own, as you pointed out here…amazingly enough…while I’m “telling” my own story…I learn more and more about myself! Wild, isn’t it?

  • i have to check that book out, thanks