Was talking to a really smart Fortune 100 executive recently, someone I’ve know for over a decade. We don’t speak regularly, but when we do, we each walk away with something good.
He shared an insight about knowledge and time. Today’s emerging workforce has all the knowledge the world has ever known at their beck and call. One click takes them there. Instantly. We didn’t have enough time to debate, but the insight for me is this:
Knowledge is no substitute for time. Time is like money. The more you have, the wealthier you are. Time, well spent, buys you experience, something knowledge alone can not offer. The compound interest of time nets wisdom.
Wisdom comes from experience, and experience comes from making mistakes.
The long way is the shortcut to success.