Grand Admiral Thrawn: Learn To Manage Money Like a Tactical Genius

Today we're not going to be talking about tired Yoda or Luke quotes); instead, we are going to visit the dark side of the force and the light side of finance and review what can be learned from the Galatic Empire's best tactical mind, Grand Admiral Thrawn. 

It would surprise no one if he saved a significant portion of his imperil pay, and he routinely invested in highly appreciating art and antiques. 

He would have reached FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) well before it was time to collect imperial social security (spoiler alert) if he hadn't been sucked out to beyond by hyperspace jumping space whales.  

“No battle plan can anticipate all contingences. There are always unexpected factors, including those stemming from the opponent’s initiative. A battle thus becomes a balance between plan and improvisation, between intellect and reflex, between error and correction.” -Thrawn 

Life isn’t only about planning for the future. It’s about being prepared but reacting and recovering from mistakes and mishaps.  

Of course, you should have an emergency fund and plan for the future, but by having a positive mindset and bouncing back in the face of danger, you can recover from the battles of life. 

“No one is immune from failure. All have tasted the bitterness of defeat and disappointment. A warrior must not dwell on that failure, but must learn from it and continue on”. – Thrawn  

Learning from what did not go according to plan in the past becomes a guide for future success. Those who are destined for long-term success will embrace failure as a teacher. Even though it might be painful, that pain is an excellent motivator for change. 

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