Take good counsel and accept correction—
that’s the way to live wisely and well. (The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 19, Verse 20, The Message, BibleGateway.com)
Where do I find good counsel? Who will give me wise correction?
Tim Ferriss says we’re the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time.
So what do I do? My plan of action (first draft):
- Identify the top five sources of wisdom I can access electronically. Jocko Willink is already at the top of this list.
- Identify the top five sources of wisdom I can access in person. Hmm? That’s a tough one.
- Invest my “disposable” time there, starting today. Not sure time is like income or modern diapers, but will give it a tumble.
- Track the time invested and report it to an accountability partner. And that would be . . . ?
- Track the results in the most difficult problem area of my life, finances at this point. Let’s see . . . What’s a good metric? Credit score? Total indebtedness? Increase in income? I’ll go for inceased income, at least for now.
- Re-calibrate and repeat.
Can I do it? Will Tim prove right? Can I improve my average me? Stay tuned.
Also published on Medium.