The 3 AKs of Wisdom

The AK-47 is one of the world's most reliable rifles. Wisdom is the artillery of knowledge that prepares you for any and every mental battle. Knowledge is the ammunition that fuels wisdom. The more knowledge you gain, the more wisdom you will have.

As a fitness professional, my job is to help people train their bodies to function better in their day-to-day life.

The 3 AKs of Wisdom are concepts to gather, understand, and utilize knowledge to become wiser. You can use these 3 AKs to do the same thing.

AK #1: Acquire Knowledge

Acquiring knowledge is the precursor to becoming wiser because you must first learn before you can teach. Acquiring knowledge can be as simple as reading about something or listening to a new fact unknown to you. As a personal trainer, I had to learn about sets, reps, tempo, different muscle groups, how to work them, and thousands of exercise variations. I had to acquire this knowledge to have the wisdom to teach another person how to get in shape.

Acquiring knowledge is the first step to gaining wisdom.

AK#2: Accept Knowledge

Accepting knowledge is more important than acquiring knowledge. You cannot learn anything you don't believe in, so any knowledge you acquire that isn’t accepted cannot be used. The information must be absorbed to be utilized, much like a sponge must absorb soap and water to clean dirty dishes. Remember, your mind is like a sink filled with dirty dishes (negative thoughts, unnecessary facts, and bad memories). Accepting knowledge such as positive thoughts, good habits, and happy memories will allow you to cleanse any negativity in your mind.

Accepting knowledge will enable you to go on to the next AK much more comfortably and put you in a position to gain wisdom.

AK#3: Apply Knowledge

Applying knowledge is the essential AK of the three AKs. Applying knowledge uses the knowledge you acquired and accepted and applies it to a situation that will help develop wisdom. Wisdom can only be gained by completing all three of these AKs. Treat wisdom like a gun collection. The first AK is a bronze gun, the second is a silver gun, and the third is a golden gun. They all have the same power and function but differ in value based on the material they are made of.

Acquiring and accepting knowledge is essential, but applying knowledge is crucial for gaining wisdom.