Do you want to be a wise man? It is true that being wise is a blessing, but have you ever asked yourself what is the true meaning of wisdom?

If you’re like me, I always pictured a wise man as a very old man with white hair and a long white beard - a pensive man of few words who offered profound, thought-provoking advice after great deliberation. And I always thought of wisdom itself as ancient, little-known knowledge to be found only in fragile volumes of yellowed parchment!

But is that truly what wisdom is? I asked myself that question for quite a while until I finally figured out what I believe is the TRUE answer.

After interviewing more than 100 successful people from all over the world - listening to and recording their success stories and timeless success secrets - I came to believe that every successful person is wise, and he who achieves massive success holds in his mind the true essence of wisdom. Therefore, to find true wisdom, you have to study their lives very closely and search for the clues they’ve left behind.

And here’s what I discovered to be the TRUE meaning of wisdom…

As brilliantly stated by George Bernard Shaw, "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future."

Being responsible for your life and your future gives you the wisdom you need to fulfill your mission in life. Having a clear vision of your future gives you an unparalleled advantage when it comes to successful decision-making and achieving better results faster.

The truth is, YOU are responsible. This is probably the foremost trait of ultra-successful people. They take responsibility for their futures, and that gives them the power to reach unmatched levels of success. You have to realize this fact now: “No one can change your life but YOU.”

People often tell me that they want a better life - but when I ask them what their vision of a better life is, they can't answer! Or they simply list some vague, wishy-washy things like “more money” or “better health.”

You must have a crystal-clear vision and purpose in your life. Wandering aimlessly through life will not do you any good.

Your purpose and vision are the real source of wisdom and power. Your purpose is the driving force that fires your motivation, gives you a sense of meaning, and holds you up to your dreams.

The true meaning of wisdom lies in taking responsibility for your future and having a clear purpose in your life.

As Stephen Covey says, "Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power."

To be a truly wise man you need to do three vital things:

1. Take responsibility for your own future, because no one else can be held responsible for improving your life. It is yours, and nothing will change unless you take the lead!

2. Develop a clear vision of your future. Eliminate vague wishes and develop specific goals. Exactly how much money do you need? What kind of “better job” are you looking for? How do you define “better health?” Be crystal clear. Remember, you can't manifest what you can't see.

3. Take action. Be bold and create your destiny with your own hand. You might listen to thousands of tapes and read all the books in the world, but nothing will change until you take action.

Wisdom is the ability to see your future clearly and to craft a legacy that will make you live forever in the hearts and memories of others. Wisdom is the ability to make a difference and bring value to the world to make it a better place. Wisdom is the ability to live with purpose, know who you truly are, and mine your own diamonds.

Now, are you ready to become THE wise man?

Author's Bio: 

Mohamed Tohami uncovers the success wisdom of the ages to help you transform your life from making a living to making a difference. Find out more about the 70 ultra successful people who are spilling the beans about how they achieved their success, built their empires and live the life of their dreams at: