Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy
Welcome to Day 1215 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
The Great Foundation of Failure – Wisdom Unplugged
Wisdom – the final frontier to true knowledge. Welcome to Wisdom-Trek where our mission is to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, and to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.
Hello, my friend, I am Guthrie Chamberlain, your captain on our journey to increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Thank you for joining us today as we explore wisdom on our 2nd millennium of podcasts. This is Day 1215 of our trek, and it is time for our 3-minute mini trek called Wisdom Unplugged. This short nugget of wisdom includes an inspirational quote with a little bit of additional content for today’s trek. Consider this your vitamin supplement of wisdom for today. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget.
Today’s quote is from Og Mandino,and it is, “I will not allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.”
The Great Foundation Of Failure
One of the easiest paths to failure is to rest on the laurels of yesterday’s successes so that you become complacent in your current season of life. You may have heard that success fosters more success, but even more easily success will degrade to failure because we take our attention off of those minute practices and habits that allowed us to reach success in the first place.
I have seen it and read about it time and time again when a person who has reached a certain level of success then jeopardizes it unconsciously either for fear of more success or because they have taken their eyes off the steps that will allow them to gain a higher level of success. The trail that brought us to our station in life today may not be the same trail that will allow us to continue on up the mountain of success.
Think about some of these examples…How many sports players, actors, politicians, or business executives who are paid millions of dollars over their career end up poor and destitute because they did not follow the same dedicated practices and daily habits that brought them success to begin with?
This could happen to any of us. Therefore, we must not allow yesterday’s successes to lull us into complacency today. Yes, there should be a short time for rest and celebration, to enjoy the fruit of your hard-won labors, but then get back on the trail, and continue that climb to the summit. In this life, we never reach the summit, until God calls us home to be with Him. So persevere, work hard, rest when you need to, and then continue on.
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
That’s a wrap for today’s Wisdom Unplugged quote. If you would like free access to my database of over 11,000 inspirational quotes, the link is available on the main page of Wisdom-Trek.com. As you enjoy these nuggets of wisdom, encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
If you would like to listen to any of our past 1214 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com. I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day’s trek will be downloaded automatically.
Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.
As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for Worldview Wednesday!