Any older person will tell you, “Experience is the best teacher.”

We’ve all said, “I’ll never do that again.” Or “Next time I’ll…”. That’s experience talking.

History is the study of the world’s experiences. My favorite historical figure is Simon deMontfort. In the 13th Century, he inherited an earldom with vast estates in England. His great grandfather had been one of William the Conquerer’s most trusted generals.

Simon’s problem was that he didn’t have enough money to pay the taxes on all that land, and he was about to lose it.

Do you know how he solved his problem?

He married a rich woman.

If you ever need a lot of money in a hurry, knowing Simon’s experience tells you right away, one possible solution to your problem.

See how helpful history can be?

Santanna said: “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”

I  have profited many times from my experience. And I have lost a lot by not knowing enough history about situations I got into where my experience was lacking. Learn from your experiences…and from others’. It’s smart to listen to good advice.

Want to learn how to score better on the golf course? Read what I’ve learned in my experiences with 63 years of playing the game, and going from scoring in the 120′s to scoring in the 70′s. Read How Short Hitting, Bad Golfers Break 90 All the Time. Available on Amazom.com. $8.99 for the book, and $2.99 for the Kindle (About the price of one golf ball.)

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