Giving and Receiving Advice

It’s easy to tell someone else how to live their life, but difficult to apply the same advice to our lives. This normally happens because we’re too close to the situation. It’s also easy to get opinions from others who tell us what they think we want to hear, but such advice is not beneficial in the long run.

The value of advice cannot be judged by the number of people for or against it. A lot of poor advice is worse than a little good advice. It is better to seek the guidance of those who are wiser and more experienced, while using discernment to evaluate whether the advice they’re giving is useable, workable, and realistic.

Remember that good advice comes from those who speak the truth even with the truth hurts; good advice will be fair; and good advice will improve a situation while providing a positive solution or direction.