I have quoted Morgan Housel, one of the smartest people in investing as well as one of the best writers, before.
His thoughts about investing often make sense for life, and offshore voyaging.
Here’s Morgan again:
A question I love to ask people is, “What have you changed your mind about in the last decade?” I use “decade” because it pushes you into thinking about big things, not who you think will win the Super Bowl.
I am always so suspicious of people who say, “nothing.” They act like it’s a sign of intelligence – that their beliefs are so accurate that they couldn’t possibly need to change. But I think it’s the surest sign of ignorance and stubbornness.Morgan Housal, read the whole article
I struggle with staying open and flexible every day, but at least I can answer Morgan’s question in the positive:
- I thought I knew how to manage person overboard safety. I didn’t.
- I thought I knew how to go aloft safely. I didn’t.
- I used to think I knew how to tighten a bolt. I didn’t, but I do now.
- Over the years (more than 10) I have changed my preferred storm survival tactic five times.
That’s all that comes to mind right now, at least around sailing. Maybe I need to work harder at this!
What about you? Tell us what you have changed your mind about in the last 10 years, in a comment.