Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
The first step in getting wisdom is to have the motivation or determination to get it. Whatever we get in life, is what we pursue. We should get wisdom at all cost, and in the process get good understanding and discernment. This means, among other things, that we will learn to choose between the evil and the good, the fleshly and the spiritual, the temporal and the eternal.