Proverbs 29:1: “Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be destroyed beyond recovery.”
Criticism is “the act of judging on the merit of a performance” (Webster, 1828). When you are listening to people criticize you, you want to make sure they have the authority. For example, when I was young, I played soccer. We didn’t listen to our parents, especially if they hadn’t played; we listened to our coaches. I was blessed with several fantastic soccer coaches that helped me develop. I wasn’t the best player, but I improved every year because of the coach.
Similarly, you don’t want to take financial advice from broke people. You want to listen to people who are winning with money. It isn’t enough to just know the rules of how money works; you want to follow someone whose behavior lines up with intelligent, biblical principles. It also helps when your coach has been there, done that, and recovered from stupidity. I’ve shared some of my story in the past, but when my wife and I got married, we had around $70,000 in consumer debt. We were given a book that outlined a plan. God used this simple book to provide the criticism we needed, probably because God knew I wouldn’t listen to anybody, but I would read a book!
If you are at the point in your financial journey where you think you have it all figured out and don’t want to listen to constructive criticism, press on! If you are ready to try a different approach and are willing to do the hard work of change, let’s chat!
Now, you may know what you’re doing and are successful at accomplishing your money goals; if so, I want to talk to you and learn!
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