Side 3 = Seek Wise Counsel!
Get Your Questions Answered by Experts
Everything you need to know, somebody already knows. Side three is about learning; doing your research and getting your questions answered. Seek the advice of people that know what they are talking about. People that have already be there and done that. But be careful, there are lots of people that want to tell you what to do, but they have not done it themselves.
Smart people are all around you; you just need to seek them out. The best advice may be from an elder or in a book or on a YouTube video. Do your research. Seeking advice is how you will gain the knowledge required to successfully complete your projects.
The Bible quotes King Solomon as saying, “In a multitude of Counselors there is Safety.” That is as true today as ever. Why is there safety in a multitude of counselors? Some people give bad advice. You may need to change the people that you are listening to. Your friends might be nice, but their counsel could be what is stopping you from moving forward. Remember Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
The great Greek philosopher Socrates said, “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” Do not fool yourself into thinking you or your old friends have all the answers; do your research. Lord Chesterfield said, “In seeking wisdom you are wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it, thou art a fool.” Be wise. Seek many counselors!
This cognitive learning process is simple. 1.) Focus, 2.) Generate Divide to Decide, 3.) Seek Wise Counsel and then Focus again. Repeat this process over and over again until you have enough factual information to make an intelligent decision.
Then and only then, make a decision and move forward! You will be glad you did.