…well…not entirely. But, if he was the only one I continued to learn from in balancing my budget, then I would have lost an opportunity to grow in my ability to learn.
Who we learn from is important!
How often do we do this? Learn from one expert and apply all that we have discovered. Never revisiting the topic and allowing someone else to teach us a different perspective.
It can be difficult to wrap our heads around different ideas on the same subject. One, we don’t have a lot of free time to sit, read, think, and discover. We are busy juggling jobs, kids, families, adventures, and laundry. Who has time they WANT to give to studying a new way to make chili, do finances, or run a home? Another factor is learning more can be difficult. How do you decide which person is right? How do you figure out what you want to incorporate into your life?
However, the Pay-Off is Worth it.
When you take the time and allow yourself to learn from 2 or 3 experts in a field, you have an opportunity to choose what makes sense to you. What fits your family, and which aspects apply at different stages and seasons of your life.
For example, I am obsessed with Dave Ramsey’s philosophy of maintaining an emergency fund. However, I do use my credit card every month to pay for gas and groceries, I pay it off at the end of the month and use those points for Christmas presents.
I am pulling from multiple people who understand finances more than myself, instead of listening to only one person.
What area in your life have you listened to only one expert? Is there someone else you could learn some new ideas or tips from? Learning more about a specific topic, from a few different leaders, has allowed me to decide what works for my family and build my confidence in the subject.