Allow me to tell two stories of my own stupidity and foolishness. Both cost me a lot of money, but they may have cost me more in embarrassment and vulnerability. I certainly lost some pride over the deals. Thankfully, my wife stood by me – all without scolding me about how stupid or crazy I was.
As my kids were growing up I constantly preached to them about making mistakes. I knew they’d make mistakes, all kids do. My sermon to them was always the same, “Don’t make a mistake from which you can never recover.”
While these two stories had a high cost, thankfully…they were mistakes from which I could and did recover. I hope you can learn to be smarter by avoiding the mistakes I made.