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Self-Improvement: How We Can Learn from the Best


“If I have seen further, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants” - Isaac Newton

A wasted opportunity is worse than one never offered, and those who excel in their field will tell you the same. When Rory McIlroy found himself on a green with Tiger Woods in August of 2020, instead of succumbing to the pride indicative of a man who is at the top of his game, he asked for advice, wisdom, and tips for becoming a better golfer. McIlroy realizes that the path to success often involves following the path of another and that there is no place for pride so deep it discounts the wisdom of giants. 

We couldn’t agree more. 

Rory's ongoing pursuit to improve reminds us of the value of practicing humility.  To see the benefits that come from asking others for help and listening to their experiences.  We are creating an ever-evolving client experience that moves toward giving people more control of their finances, and ultimately their life.  We take guidance from outside our industry to find ways we can improve. This often looks like translating the words of a classical thinker, studying the habits of an elite team, or adopting the processes of an innovative business into an experience we deliver to our clients. 

Those who have carved out a name for themselves in the stone of success have not done so with natural talent or big ideas alone. They have succeeded because they have chosen to take advantage of the opportunities presented and because they have been given the freedom to convert passion into progress.  

Knowing that you are always capable of improving, it is incumbent on us to look for ways to challenge our present state, defy complacency, and like Rory – seek the wisdom and practices of the giants who have come before us. 

Article co-authored by Tia Phillips