Lessons Learned

Well, Combat Finance readers, as we say in the cavalry, it’s been a great ride. I hope that this journey helped you pick up some of the values and discipline that will help you and your family to achieve financial freedom. Since today’s training is coming to a close, it’s important for us to look back at what we have learned and to keep those lessons close at hand. All great military units and championship teams review lessons learned to help make them better in the next fight or the next game. I know you are going to be a financial champion, too, so we’re going to review the key lessons learned in Combat Finance. Soldiers put checklists and smart cards in the battle book that they keep in their cargo pocket or close at hand to reference when needed, and I want you to do the same thing with the key lessons learned in Combat Finance.

Combat Finance Lessons Learned

  • 90 percent of success is right place, right time, right uniform, right gear, and right attitude
    • Focus on the things you can control first. Then worry about the other 10 percent.
  • A good plan aggressively executed today is better than a perfect plan next week.—Patton
    • Don’t worry about or wait for perfection. Take aggressive action now and adjust along the way.
  • Soup sandwich
    • You’re better than that.
  • Nothing to it but to do it
    • The maximum effective range of an excuse is zero meters.
  • Maintain your financial bearing
    • Self-discipline is easier when you have systems in place.
    • Emancipate yourself ...

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