I freely admit that there are times when I can so let ego take over when it comes to decision making.
This is not a fantastic thing.
That’s because when I do that, it nearly constantly ends up costing me some currency. Granted, getting older has slowed the hubris. Yet, I still make dumb blunders because of a mix of pride plus ego. A recent HVAC repair plus the utter failure that ensued is a perfect example of that sort of problem. I came back from a business trip to find my house hot and stuffy. I knew I entirely didn’t want to spend the extra currency on an after hours HVAC service call. And, I entirely didn’t feel like trying to sleep with the house hot and stuffy like that. So, I called an associate who had claimed to once be in an HVAC company. He was ecstatic to come over to help me with my HVAC system. When it became evident, even to me, that my associate had no clue about HVAC systems, I should have just called the pros. However, I went along with what was clearly a bunch of guessing at what was wrong. Well, my associate and I guessed totally wrong plus ended up trying to make an HVAC repair without the proper tools or factory parts. This ended as you can imagine. We made it worse. I ended up turning a routine HVAC repair into something that cost me nearly eight hundred dollars. I should have just called the HVAC professionals from the start. But, my ego got in the way once again and it sure did cost me a lot.