Did you visit any doctor recently for any health issues? What kind of treatment was suggested? Holistic/preventive or more of symptom suppression approach? Do you think doctor is really interested in your health and well-being? Of course, not. Unless you get a Munna Bhai MBBS type of doctor, which is very rare. Why should he take care of your health really? He is there to treat you as per medical procedures. Our fundamental building block of life is health. But why we try to outsource it to a doctor? Why we don’t build basic understanding of health?. Because it is easy to outsource.
What about tax consultant? Is he really interested in giving ideas to save your money and help you create more wealth? He will tell you what is there in book. That is his job. Most wealthy people know better taxation knowledge and loop holes than their consultants. Why because they don’t outsource this fully to someone else. Of course, they take their support but they will lead it.
Did you invest in any insurance policies? What about financial advisers? They will suggest you most of often what will make them wealthy and get more commissions. They are more interested in making their money.
What about your psychologist or coach?. Did you ever visit a psychologist or hired a coach? Of course, you get a lot of benefit and support. But the point is how long? After some time they will tell you that you are fine and you don’t need any help. But inside you will think you need more help. But they will get bored of you. Why do you have to depend on a psychologist or coach for your well-being?
Am I saying you don’t need a doctor, consultant or coach? No. I am saying we need to take real ownership of fundamental areas of life and don’t outsource them. We need not become (and can not be) expert in all areas. Recognize the difference between ownership and expertise. Both are very different.