I often talk about being transparent and I think about someone who I’ve been asking to write a book for years. Very early on in our friendship, he told me just a little bit of his story. I asked him when he was going to write his life story and he said, and I quote,” I’m too young for that maybe in 20 years.” To that my response was, “You don’t know what tomorrow has for you, and who says you’re going to be here in 20 years? Amid you holding onto your story and being selfish and not sharing your story, you could be helping God knows how many other people. You’re impacting people one by one when you can be impacting the masses with your story”. He didn’t have an immediate witty response which let me know, I struck a nerve and he knew I was telling the truth.
Your wisdom came at a cost, but it’s worth sharing. The wisdom that you gain from your life experiences is not there to break you. The wisdom you gain from the heartache and the hardships you go through is not there to break you. It’s there to make you stronger because as you get stronger, you are then able to impart that wisdom to somebody else. Have you ever been in a situation where you can see the road that this person is getting ready to head down and you were able to just like, “Wait a minute, don’t do it”?
Wisdom comes at a cost. It’s not going to be pretty. It’s not going to be easy. You’re going to cry, you’re going to cry, you’re going to be hurt. You’re going to want to throw things. You are going want to cuss, fuss, and scream. But at the end of it, all the wisdom that you gain is so worth it. Are you willing to share that wisdom with others?