By wisdom a house
is built, and through understanding it is established; through
knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. The
wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their
strength. Surely you need guidance to wage war,
and victory is won through many advisers. Proverbs 24:3-6 (NIV)
principle of leverage, Archimedes (287BC-212BC) asserted, “Give me a place to
stand and a lever long enough and I shall move the earth”. In practical terms,
leverage refers to a mechanism that multiplies the outcome or results of one’s
efforts without a corresponding increase in the consumption of resources.
There are various
types of leverages, hard work, other people’s resources; money, time, wisdom,
etc. To build a single house, you bring together specialists and professionals
of various kinds all working together towards the same end. The architect draws
the house, followed by the other specialists contributing their ingenuities; at
the end you have a great house.
Knowing how to
leverage is wisdom, it could be the difference between winning and losing. It makes
no difference whether it is King David of old, Alexander the Great, Hannibal,
Napoleon or even Kim Jong-un, wars are based on intelligence and good
counsel. You make the most of talent and commitment through good counsel.
If you’ll benefit from other people’s experiences, you must
learn to listen. However you’ll need to pick your sources carefully, advices
are freely given but very few are worth taking. Leverage is a tool of the wise.
You are awesome but not as self-sufficient as you’ll like to
think, other people have what you need, it takes humility to admit it and it
takes wisdom to take advantage of it. I see you receive wisdom to leverage; you
will profit from other people’s resources.