Daily Post Topic #308:
If you had the resources to spend a year doing whatever you’d like, and you chose the goal of becoming wise, what would you do with the year?
What a great goal for a year!
In an ideal world, I’d do the following:
Pray – Solomon was supposed to be the wisest person who ever was and he gained wisdom by praying for it, so the first thing I’d definitely do is pray. Then I would devote large chunks of the year to prayer.
Learning – I would set aside some time to find some really wise people. This doesn’t necessarily mean high intelligence or having lots of degrees, just people who are very wise. Then I would spend lots of time with them and do lots and lots of listening.
Reading – Since all the wisdom of the world is not alive right now, I would do lots of reading of wise sages of the past.
Live – Wisdom is more than head knowledge, so locking yourself in a room with books and prayer isn’t the only language. I’d need to make sure that I kept gaining experience and spending time reflecting on that experience, so that I could learn from it.
Write – Writing helps me to reflect and reflecting helps me to learn, so I would write down all that I was learning and how it could be applied.
Proverbs – I would read Proverbs over and over.
Sounds like a great year to me!