Episode 21: How to Find Wisdom You Can Apply to Everyday Life
Hello everybody, and welcome, welcome, welcome, to episode 21 of Kosmo Unfiltered.
I’m here with the man himself, Wes Gillett.
And today, we’re here for one thing and one thing only…
Yup. That’s what we’re doing today: seeking wisdom.
We’re gonna dive deep down the rabbit hole of what wisdom is, how we can have more of it, and what we needa be careful of.
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What is Wisdom?
We’re not wasting any time here.
What do you think it is?
Yes, you, reading this blog post. How would you define wisdom?
I mean, at the end of the day, like Wes pointed out, everyone has their one definition. I mean, it’s abstract, you know?
That’s what makes it what it is.
But just to save ya a little bit of time… I’ve gone ahead and used a trusty-old dictionary to find the official definition:
“Knowledge that is gained from having many experiences in life.”
Like as my dad used to tell me: “If you don’t want to listen… life will teach you everything you need to know”.
(And I know first hand… if screwing up was a college degree, I’d have graduated with first-class honors and a PhD. Top of the year, too.)
But anyway… I got my own little definition that I wanna share with you. This came from the depths of Kosmo’s shower thoughts, by the way…
“Surrounding yourself with good people whom you’re willing to listen to learn from their present and past mistakes.”
But there’s two kinds of definitions. You know what I’m saying?
Like we got a dictionary definition, which is great… but the other kind of definition is how we put that into practice. How does it actually make a difference in our lives?
For me, that comes in the form of just accepting that you don’t know everything.
And I guess a large part of that comes from humility, too. You know what? I’d even go as far as to say that humility and wisdom go hand-in-hand.
You can’t get one without the other. When you have humility, wisdom usually follows. And when you have wisdom… humility comes naturally.
Asking the Right Questions
So how does this actually work out?
Well, a big part of it for all of us is asking the right questions, I think.
It’s about asking the right questions from the right people and listening carefully for the answer.
You know the old saying about why we got two ears and one mouth?
It’s exactly the same thing.
But then the important bit comes in… because this stuff has to be applied to your life.
Like you can ask questions about push-ups all day… you can find the right people, ask the most intelligent questions… and listen diligently to their answers…
But if you don’t eventually get down and get into action… then you’re wasting your time.
The People Around You
I think everybody knows the old saying… “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.”
It’s so true. So true.
But like the story Wes tells in the episode, the most successful people are the ones who listen to everyone around them.
Like Abraham Lincoln says: “I learn from everyone I meet, even if it’s what not to do sometimes.”
Like, I bet you remember one of our last episodes… where we talk about making vs. taking?
This is where it all comes into play.
This is where the makers in life can really set themselves apart from the takers. When you give, give and give at such a high level of abundance…
It always comes circling back to you.
The answers you need will come back to you, and they’ll be better than you could’ve ever imagined.
Like take this example:
I can count just once in my life… when somebody actually approached me and asked for a couple of minutes of my time for them to ask me questions.
Just once, that’s all I can remember. In YEARS of running a successful BBQ business.
That’s all that it comes back to, who do you have in your circle, and how are you interacting with them? What questions are you asking?
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