The other night, while I was watching the Olympics, I had a revelation. I had kind of spaced out while some Russian girl was on the uneven parallel bars, and all of a sudden, it came to me. I figured out something about myself that had bothered me for years! There must have been something in the air that night because the Russian girl ended up winning the gold too, so there was good stuff all around.
Anyway, having learned something about myself, I got to thinking about learning in general. I thought that it would be pretty neat-o for us to share all of our wisdom with each other here on this blog. And so the idea for The Wisdom List was born.
I invite you to share your favorite, hardest-earned, pithiest, most magical bits of sagacity and enlightenment on this post. I will collect them all and post them in an upcoming post. AND I will award a prize for the most edifying. You can post funny things, truly enlightening things, even a quote or bit of wisdom from someone else. It should just be something that rings true, even if for only one teeny little moment in time.
I’ll get the ball rolling with some of my favorite bits of wisdom:
1. Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know (Pema Chodron).
2. Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
3. Pants first, then shoes.
4. Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
OK, now your turn! Remember, the best entrant will win an original “aim4wisdom” prize!