McRaven says nothing is more important than experience. The reason he is so comfortable with his decisions is he knows he has the experience to understand how missions unfold. I can relate to this. So many people procrastinate about their money because it seems overwhelming. He says to those he briefs it may seem a complicated operation BUT he understands the problems, has the data to deal with the problems, a plan A and a Plan B, based on experience not just KNOWLEDGE he would take someone with experience OVER knowledge any day. I have 25 years plus experience so don't worry ! There is nothing you can tell me that can shock me.