Someone said to Thomas Edison ‘You are a very knowledgeable man.’ He replied, ‘What I know is like a grain of sand while the knowledge available is like the ocean.” If the world’s greatest inventor realized how little he knew, compared to much there was to learn, how much more should you and I apply ourselves to learning everything we can to advance in what God calls us to do.
Since I teach time management for a living, I have a unique vantage point to observe how some people think about learning after they graduate from formal education. Do you know the most common reason people will not schedule a time management seminar? That’s right- they don’t have time. I offer workshops on overcoming procrastination, but I’m commonly told, “Sounds good. Call us back on that next year and we’ll do something.”
Proverbs tells us to cry out for knowledge and seek after it like hidden treasure. Remember, taking time to gain the right knowledge redeems the time.