Each situation is different. And advice doesn’t help. Advice is what other people would do if they were you. Not what they actually do as themselves. We try guiding each other with good intentions… but it’s not the same as applying to yourself.
I got misled by advice. A lot. I believed that by
A lot. I believed that by
I believed that by listening to experts, I will become successful.
What I didn’t understand is that advice in the wrong context or environment is meaningless.
Understand the context
I believe I must always understand the context.
- What was the person trying to accomplish?
- What did he struggle with?
- What did he try to overcome?
Understand the environment
I also believe I must understand the environment.
- Where does he live?
- What cultural surrounding let him saying this?
- Does it apply to me?
Unleash your own wisdom
But what is really important is fact that the most important point ever is to unleash your own wisdom. In my experience, mental suffering stops, and clarity, well-being, and focus come back.
I do this by meditation and having a morning routine. I journal. I study spirituality. I run. I practice yoga. I get up at 6am.I am not saying you should do this. Screw this. I am no better than you are. You are no better than I am. It doesn’t matter.
I am not saying you should do this. Screw this. I am no better than you are. You are no better than I am.
We both know there is so much more to life. Let’s stop comparing. What I wish for everyone is to tap into his or her own wisdom. A true power from within.
A force so big, that peace of mind, joy, well-being arises.
I want to help people to see their true nature. To see their truth. To live a meaningful and happy life.
And I don’t know how to do so. It’s just my intention.
But what I know is that I stop giving advice if I haven’t listened and understood first. After asking for permission to share a few thoughts, I might give some advice, only if – second condition – I feel I can contribute something.
But I resist sharing advice for the sake of being seen smart or intelligent.
That’s not only an intention but a promise I base my coaching and life on.
Over to you
What advice have you recently received that was well-intended but didn’t help you at all? Please share in the comments what it is and how you realized that’s not for you.