Giving and Receiving Advice

It’s easy to tell someone else how to live their life but challenging to apply the same advice to our lives because we are often 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.

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.

Good advice comes from those who speak the truth even when it hurts.

Good advice will be fair.

Good advice will improve the situation while providing a positive solution or direction.

Life’s Manual

An instruction manual is provided for most things on the market today.

However, many of us never take the time to read it. We look at the illustrations or specific items of concern then set it aside.

Think about it. How many times have you driven your car and had no idea what all the buttons operated?

How many times have you put an item together that had pieces leftover and differed from the finished product on the package?

The same applies to our personal and professional lives.

Many of us want to know how our lives are going to play out, but we fail to obtain the necessary knowledge to move us into action.

Transformation in our lives requires being intentional and putting forth the effort.

If you are unable to identify your purpose and need something to help guide you along the way, there is a manual of life. Start there.

If you are not meeting your goals or desire something different, there are plenty of books available, people available, and training available to help move you forward.

It all starts with you.