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.

Being Humble


 

Humility gives a more accurate perspective of oneself and the world.

Some people think that humility means putting oneself down, but humility is not self-degradation.

It is a realistic assessment of who you are and what you represent.

Don’t write off someone who challenges you.

There may be truth in what is said.

Receive the message with humility while carefully thinking it over.

If you discover there’s room for improvement, take the necessary steps to correct the behavior.

When you are humble, you understand your limitations.