Information, Knowledge and Wisdom. They are the three kings of success, right? You’ve probably heard such expressions like: “knowledge is power,” “Information is Key”, and I’ve said again and again on this website that “wisdom is the golden key to wealth.”

Where do you get information, knowledge and most importantly, wisdom?

We have discussed some of the ways in previous articles, such as listening to your parents and to a lesser extent by instinct.

Recently, we saw that the beginning of wisdom is when you come to recognize that all your decisions have consequences. Once you make this big jump, your next question may be something like: “OK, if my decisions have consequences (good/bad), then how can I get more information knowledge to make better decisions?”

That is the best question you can ask. Because it leads to this verse from the bible:

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 (NIV)

This verse tells us a three things about wisdom. The first thing we learn from it is that if we want wisdom (and information / knowledge), we must ask for it. In other words, we must seek it out.

Wisdom does not seek you, and it does not happen by osmosis. You don’t get it by sitting around watching reality game shows on TV, which explains why so many people that you meet don’t seem to have a thimble-full in their whole body. It is obvious that they are not seeking it out.

By the time most people realize that they don’t know what happened to their life, they may feel that it is almost too late. But in reality, it isn’t. And that is the good news.

Once you decide to seek out wisdom so you can use the information knowledge that you’ve acquired throughout your life, it can flow through to you like water flowing over Niagra Falls.

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “it was like a lightbulb going on in their head.” That is just one expression we use to say about a person that just got a burst of wisdom.

Just imagine getting that feeling every day of your life. Wow. That would be awesome, wouldn’t it? And in reality, that can happen to you.

So when the verse says that wisdom is given generously, that is what you should look for in your life. A generous proportion? I want that experience in my life, because it feels real good when it goes in. You begin to understand “why” things happen the way they do. And then you can start to make some really good decisions.

Everyone Qualifies For A Dose Of Wisdom

The third thing the verse tells us is that you do NOT have to be religious to seek out wisdom. It is not just reserved for Christians. The verse says that it is given to all seekers, whoever they might be, or whatever their background might be.

This last concept is what I’ve been trying to get across to my Christian brothers for a long time. They don’t understand why they are poor and the non-religious are often rich. They just think that the Devil is giving money to the sinners to keep them from reaching out to God. In reality, the Devil is described as a thief, and doesn’t want to give money to anyone. Therefore, the reason the person (Christian or not) is poor really comes down to a lack of wisdom. It is that simple.

How about you? Are you seeking a generous dose of information knowledge and wisdom?

If you are, I recommend the practical wisdom that you’ll find in Dr. Kevin Hogan’s decision-making class, called Decision Point.

Decision making is a function of thinking that almost 90% of people do very poorly. Most people think that if something turns out well, they made a good decision. If something turns out poorly they made a bad decision.

And that conditioning is one of the biggest reasons why people are poor decision makers.

Decision making is first and foremost about MAKING DECISIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE. Most people hate to make a choice, so they try to have things both ways – the status quo. They straddle the fence, hoping they don’t fall in either direction because they don’t know the consequences of their choices. This is called procrastination and vacillation.

In this class, you will learn how to recognize situations where you are about to commit acts of self-sabotage. You’ll be shown how to identify it long before it becomes an issue, and how to crush self-sabotage so you can make a CHOICE instead of only having the ability to stay with the Status Quo.

All you have to do at this point is check out the information in the course. You don’t have to make the decision today, except to click here.

Seek Wisdom. It is how to make money God’s Way.

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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  • http://www.ThingsToDoForFreeIn.com Michelle Mason

    I also think that Christians tend to think that God will reward them, and just sit around waiting for the money to fall into their laps. Seeking, doing – actions will create results.

    Michelle
    Fun and Free Activities

  • http://www.directsellingadvice.com Mark

    Tim,
    I like how you point out decision making is a conditioned response</b< and therefore can be re-conditioned for better results! Another fantastic post! Look forward to tomorrows post!

    Mark
    Direct Selling Advice, Leveraging Relationships for Long-term Profit

  • http://alamghafoor.com alam ghafoor

    How sad in this day and age that people just want bubblegum for the brain…watching reality tv or allowing themselves to be sidetracked by meaningless rubbish…educate yourself seek experience along with it wisdom.

    http://alamghafoor.com

  • Dewayne Chriswell

    Hey Tim,
    I like the analogy of inspiration being a flash, fast, fleeting and needing to be acted on immediately. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had what I thought was an earth-shattering idea, then lost it due to indecision.

    http://dewaynechriswell.com

  • http://www.simplesurvivalguide.com Rob Northrup

    Decision making is quite possibly the most important skill we can learn. And there is a method to it.

    Kevin’s course Decision Point is an excellent class on the topic.

    Seize the Day,
    Rob

    Simple Family Survival Tips For Disasters and Emergencies

  • http://dtingguruhq.com michael

    Tim – really good post – Iwish i was a better decision maker.

    It’s not until after I make a bad decision – usuaully one involving money – that I get my wisdom.

    It’s not making me any richer, though.

    So I have got to slow down and strat using more widsom when it comes to money. It’s better to sleep over it for a night and then see if I want it the next day.

    I enjoy reading your topics.

    michael
    http://datingguruhq.com

  • http://www.stemcelltherapyresearch.com Mike Casey

    Decision making can make or break us. We usually do not regret any decision we make until it cost us something that is important to us.

    I really enjoy your post!

    Mike Casey
    http://www.stemcelltherapyresearch.com

  • http://successfulsalestools.com bryan

    Tim

    great post as usual..I really look forward to it..I also think I will look at decsion point.

  • http://robertkaufer.com Robert Kaufer

    Decision Point is a great class, good recommendation.

    Robert Kaufer
    Law and Health with Robert Kaufer

  • http://www.yourchanceforromance.com Sonya Lenzo

    To learn to make good decisions and to make them quickly and then act upon them…what a great skill.
    Sonya Lenzo
    http://www.yourchanceforromance.com

  • http://workoutwithsabrina.com Sabrina Peterson

    Tim,

    I appreciate that you point out that wisdom is for everyone, not just folks who are Christian.

    I would like to know your take on Christians who almost exclusively only do business with other Christians. Do you feel they are missing the bigger picture and opportunities because of this?

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT,CES
    Corrective Exercise for Every Body

  • http://quiltingcolorsandfun.com Peggy Larson

    I like really this blog. Great picture with the light blub!

    I think wisdom and knowledge can be gained by asking experienced people, that is, those who have done that which you aspire to do. Many of them are willing to share their knowledge and those who aren’t willing to share well, you wouldn’t gain much from them anyway.

  • http://www.aprilbraswell.com/BoomerDating.html OC Boomer Dating Expert

    Hi Tim,

    “Getting” wisdom, certainly looking both to wise men like Dr. Kevin Hogan for the mentor relationship and the tried and true wisdom of The Bible are two excellent ways to pursue it.

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
    Cyberdating Expert and Online Dating Coach

  • http://www.ColumbiaSafetyProducts.com/blog Mike Norris

    Getting wisdom from reading the bible is a great way. We need that wisdom to make great decisions.

    Mike
    http://www.ColumbiaSafetyProducts.com

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  • http://www.babysittingworld.com Lisa McLellan

    I love that feeling of the lightbulb going on in my head! Sometimes it’s dark for a looooooooong time, and then click – on goes the light of understanding.

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services, Nanny Services, and Nanny agencies

  • http://TheSuccessSecrets.net Michael D Walker

    I like your take on information, knowledge and wisdom & then asking where do you get it from. I know a few too many people who sadly expect some great wisdom or fortune to come to them from fortune cookies, palm readers & psychics.

    Michael
    The Success Secrets

  • http://www.stevechambers.com Steve Chambers

    We all can use more wisdom and a better decision making process.

    Steve Chambers
    Body Language Expert

  • http://www.EslLessonUsingSocialMedia.com Eileen O’Neill

    Great post with an important reflection – and decision: to actively seek wisdom!

    Eileen
    Mixing Romance, Feet & ESL lessons
    Enjoy Being Online here!

  • Austin

    In September 2008 I was having recurring nightmares. I left some details out of this post but I the “Dead Wood” phrase does give context to these dreams! In the nightmares I saw people turn into dead wooden statues after leaving a nice warm house and going into a dead wood forest; There wasn’t a path in the forest and they found a cold graveyard in it.