Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. We have all made mistakes in our lives but as Jay-Z once told me, “If you learn from them they are not mistakes they are experience.” He was only about 28 when he told me that but he was already very wise.
When you know when to do what and what to do when you are in a unique position to make a wise decision that can help you reach your goals. Learning from your past experiences is a good way to do this. Nobody plans to fail and nobody knows when you are going to have an experience that sets you back. However, once you have learned it is important to use that wisdom in the future. It is easy to know what to do and much harder to actually do it. When you are committed to staying on top you have to do the wise thing no matter how difficult.
Wisdom is hard to come by because you often have to be foolish before you are wise. You can watch someone else and advise them on what to do but when it is happening to you it looks very different and your emotions can get in the way. When you make bad or foolish decisions it can make you fearful and insecure. You begin to distrust yourself. Do not let this happen. Let it be a lesson and utilize it in your decision making process in the future. With proper planning you can acquire the things you desire.
Knowing and Growing…Now That’s Presidential!