Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Friday, May 10, 2002


You are very Wise

We simply don't give ourselves enough credit for what we know. Often, we assume that if we know something everyone must know. Not true. The only way we can know something is to have experienced it in some way and we have all had different experiences. Common sense is only common once we have had that experience. We are not born knowing. Time teaches us much of what we call common sense. The more time we have on this planet the more common sense we accumulate.

Part of becoming wise is becoming comfortable with ourselves. Being wise isn't being arrogant or trying to put others down with our knowledge. Being wise is a feeling of knowing that you know and that you are willing to share that wisdom with others. Or not. Being wise also means we know when others are open to our wisdom and when they are not. Remember that wisdom comes from experience. Many people prefer to obtain their own wisdom through their own experiences.


Know that you know and be proud of the wisdom you have obtained through the years. You have a lot to offer. Be comfortable with your wisdom. Be willing to share it with those who are open to it. Be wise enough to know when someone is not open to what you have to offer.

A fun journal exercise is to create your own personal wisdom pages. Each week write down the wisdom that you have gathered that week. You could also have a section for life wisdom that you have gathered along the way. Eventually, you may even want to create a book of your personal wisdom to pass on to your family and friends.

What makes you wise?

Daily Success Formula

Wisdom = Time + Experience + Willingness to learn


A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew." Herb Caen

"A prudent question is one-half of wisdom." Francis Bacon

"A short saying oft contains much wisdom." Sophocles

Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee


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