Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
It first goes, wisdom then stature and then favour. When the wisdom of God which is His word is let into your heart, there is increase not in just understanding but stature and well. And it will pave way for you.
Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice? (NKJV)
Proverbs 8:16 By me princes rule, and nobles, All the judges of the earth.
All these increase firstly with God and man. Let us say firstly in the spirit then the physical or the flesh. So look up to God the author and finisher of our faith. All things start with Him, in Him.