Someone recently asked me to evaluate a piece of advice they were given - was it good advice or bad advice? The thing about advice is that it always comes from the point of view of the person giving the advice. When I give advice, I am giving a piece of my experience, my assumptions, my beliefs, my expectations, my wants and my projections to the person receiving that advice. So, even in the best of intentions, advice always comes from the wisdom of the giver.
Is there such a thing as good or bad advice? Advice just is!
It is up to the recipient to assess the advice, and use their own inner wisdom to determine how they want to act - heed the advice or discard it. There is nothing wrong in soliciting for advice, in fact, for me, advice has a place in my growth. It can open up perspectives I may not readily see. However, it is my responsibility as the recipient, to decide! That decision starts with knowing, truly knowing myself and using my internal compass to navigate through the advice I just received.
What is it for you when it comes to advice?
This blog represents my experiences and convictions as at when I wrote them. As I grow, my perspectives may expand. Take and share only what resonates with you, and leave the rest. Happy reading!