It may be very helpful at certain times to seek the advice of another when making important decisions in your life. Sound, timely advice has helped all of us at one point or another to make the best decision possible in those moments.

Good advice though is often hard to come by and just as hard to give.

We tend to question advice when it isn’t exactly what we wanted to hear, but the most honest advice often becomes the best advice of all. An honest exchange, steeped in the reality of the circumstances is key.

Look for honest advice rather than an affirming opinion to be offered merely to help you feel more secure in the moment. Give advice honestly as well. From experience, you’ll come to know those you can trust for advice and those you should advise yourself.

“The true secret of giving advice is, after you have given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.” — Henry Ward Beecher —


2 thoughts on “Advice

  1. This is one of those posts that hit at exactly the right time! Getting feedback on how to pursue some initiatives with my managers and my first reaction was, “these thoughts aren’t as good as mine and what I want to do.”

    Going to take a step back to think about and understand why they proposed these ideas the way they did. Create some good honest dialogue and understanding. Thank you!


    Sent from my iPhone



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