Experience isn’t enough

You’ve heard that knowledge is applied wisdom and that wisdom often relates to experience. This is a common description of wisdom and it’s usually not challenged or considered wrong.

Let’s take it further. Consider that experience alone is not always enough to get things done. Learning that comes from experience is the ingredient that makes the difference. In principle we understand, in practice we often struggle to apply it.

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn” – Peter Drucker

We all have plenty of experience in different areas of life and work, but that experience does not always translate into the right results and outcomes. The experience only works if the lessons from it are properly applied.

Think about what you know, how you apply it, what experience is derived from that application, but most importantly, what have you learned?

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