What's the biggest mistake you ever made in life?
My answer is, I gave into a lifelong dream and bought a boat.
When I landed my first job, the first thing I did after I saved some money was to buy my own car. Then I wanted to buy a boat.
I still recall the day I was riding with my dad and saw a bright red boat with a for sale sign sitting on a lawn. It listed $500 as the asking price.
"Dad, I can afford to buy that boat," I said.
I will never forget his answer.