Will Over Wisdom
Is there something you feel you absolutely need to pursue? A trip you need to take? A company you need to start? A person you need to love? Logically it doesn’t make sense, but intuitively you know you must follow that path.
You are not alone.
Martin Luther King Jr. had something he needed to pursue. Despite wisdom to the contrary, he trusted his will and forever changed civil rights in our country.
Mark Zuckerberg had something he needed to pursue. Despite wisdom to the contrary, he trusted his will and forever changed the way humans interact and communicate.
Usain Bolt had something he needed to pursue. Despite wisdom to the contrary, he trusted his will and ran faster than any man before him.
Every individual that immigrated to our country had something they needed to pursue. Despite wisdom to the contrary, many turn their minimal resources into a prosperous future.
Your wisdom is your intellect. It’s made up of your experiences, your knowledge, and your “good judgment.” It’s limited by what you can see, touch, or understand.
Your will is your intuition. It’s made up of your wishes, desires, essence, and purpose. It’s infinite because it’s emotional and intangible.
Unbelievable achievement isn’t possible through wisdom alone. It’s illogical to think you’re going to alter the course of humanity, manifest a multibillion-dollar company, run faster than anyone in history, or prosper in an unknown country. But people do. This type of achievement requires irrational trust of your intuition combined with the courage to act on that belief. The most profoundly successful people among us exhibit this unwavering will. They believe deeply in their vision and, most importantly, they believe deeply that no matter what happens, they’ll prevail.
Will over wisdom is the path to unleashing your magic, or as Albert Einstein said, “it is intuition that improves the world, not just following a trodden path of thought.” Have a magical week.