These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.
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There is a great book by Simon Sinek called Start with Why that teaches about how we can inspire others to take action. Starting with the why is exactly what Solomon, one of the wisest man who ever lived, does in the book of Proverbs. What’s the “why” for anybody learning from Proverbs? Well… we get wisdom and discipline, we will learn to understand the insights of the wise, we are shown how to live a disciplined and successful life, and they inspire us to do what is right, just and fair.
Remember this quote from John Maxwell in his book Thinking for a Change, “reflective thinking turns experience into insight”. Knowing you are a leader, think about the last opportunity you had to inspire someone else to take action. This is a great opportunity to reflect on that experience and gain priceless insight… that you can utilize in countless situations for the rest of your life.