Day 352 - November Gratitude, part 16
Monday, November 16, 2015
...and the Wisdom to know the difference.
Smart people have a lot of knowledge. Wise people know how to use knowledge effectively. I've always been smart, but it has only been in the past few years that I've gained the gift of wisdom. There were certainly times where I applied my intelligence, and it didn't get me where I needed to go. With trial and error, we learn to apply our smarts so that we can achieve what we want to achieve.
This program is full of wisdom. The articles contain a wealth of information that has been gained through experimentation and application of principles, with all the guidance you need to reach your dreams of health and fitness. Why wouldn't we want to take advantage of all that knowledge and research?
Wisdom brings other benefits. Often, being wise also means being patient. We have learned that sometimes we have to wait for the results to come. We know that did everything to get to our goals, but the results come more slowly than we'd like. Wise people are patient. We will see results, even if we have to wait.
I've learned so much from the program. I learned about NSVs (non-scale victories), those little things that tell us we're making progress, even if the number on the scale doesn't change. I dropped an entire pant size before I had lost a pound. Every time someone noticed that I'd lost weight (even if I had only lost 5 pounds in the beginning), I gave myself a mental high-five. "Yes, we can do this!" Now that I've reached my goal weight, SP continues to show me ways to make maintenance the new way of life. Because of all the resources I've found here, and the friendships I've made, I am now wiser about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the rest of my days.
So today, the last of this three-day series, I am grateful for WISDOM. Knowing how to effectively apply knowledge to achieve results is awesome. Go out today and let your Wisdom show!