Maybe one of my boys will catch me in the act of excellence.

- Dr. Rick Rigsby (quoting his father)

This was Dr. Rigsby’s father’s response to his mom’s question as to why he got up so early to go to work. There is wisdom in the lessons of a third grade drop out and the son who shared them.Watch it here. (Credit: Goalcast). I don’t know much about Dr. Rigsby except he played football, was a professor at Texas A&M and wrote a best-selling book titled, Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout. This particular speech was inspirational. His father was wise.

I think it’s easy to judge intelligence and wisdom based on things that have little to do with it – education, job title, wealth.  Life lessons come from life experiences and those experiences are often most valuable when they aren’t easy.