My dad gave me a set of financial coaching DVDs some years ago. I knew they were good, but I had read some financial books, led a financial Bible study and thought I knew enough.
I was wrong.
I now know I have not saved appropriately, causing me to underfund my retirement. And, I am starting long term care insurance ten years and thousands of dollars too late, all because of the:
“The arrogance of ignorance and the ignorance of arrogance.”
When my son makes a mistake he sometimes gets mad at his “apparent failure” and I tell him:
“Mistakes are good, they are for learning, we need them to get better.”
So what can I learn from this “arrogance and ignorance?”
- Stay hungry. . . I will never know enough.
- Stay humble. . . I can learn from everyone.
- Stay honest. . . I must not give arrogance and ignorance permission to deceive me again.