I realized something the other day. That of course was that I know a lot about business, finance and this world. And then it hit me. I also don’t know jack about all these same things. It’s kind of a paradox really. We all think we know so much, but when you compare yourself to what you knew 5 years ago, you will realize how much more you know now. Or how little you knew then.
I’m 28 now and have been around. I served 4 years in the USMC, being posted in Okinawa, Peru and Turkey. I’ve seen a lot of the world and had a lot of experiences others have not had.
I’ve also started my own home based business building web pages that has allowed me to work from home. It is doing so well that I have time to work on other business ideas that I have rattling around in my head.
I am a happily married man and a homeowner. I have 2 cats and 2 dogs that I have learned a lot from. There are many experiences I have grown from by having them happen to family members. There have been lawsuits, infidelity and deaths.
All of these experiences make me feel like I know how the world works. Which is exactly the same way I felt 5 years ago. If I were to compare what I know now to what I knew then, it wouldn’t even be a contest. And guess what? When I do the same thing in 2011 it will be the same situation.
The thing is that we are constantly learning and growing as people. If we are lucky we will do so for all of our lives. We will never reach a point where we know everything. Because there is just too much out there to experience.
Realizing this has been very humbling and has helped me in my pursuit of personal and financial success. Knowing that I only know a fraction of what is out there motivates me to find out the undiscovered parts of life.
I don’t know Jack, and I’m proud to announce it.