What is the best advice you ever received ?
Today I was reading a blog, and he made me think about something that changed my perspective on people, life, and the decisions I make. But mainly the decisions that I make. Now, I’m not claiming that I make the best decisions; however, things usually work out for the best when I listen to myself.
Over the years, I’ve learned to back away from going to people that I thought had sound advice. I viewed them as all-knowing, and they were everything except that. To my surprise, those same people took pleasure in getting a crew to rally against me. They turned their back on me and left me out to dry. Since then, I have forgiven the ring leader, but I haven’t nor will I ever forget. I’ve since then found comfort in not needing that person at all.
I see her for who she is, and distance is kept!
Let me get back to my point.
In my younger years, I let folks sway my decision-making with their opinions. I was young, dumb, and listen to people close to me because I thought age meant wisdom. BIG misconception! Experience and common sense equal wisdom. Blood or a superiority complex means nothing when you don’t know the driving force behind their advice. After all, not all advice is good advice.
Anyway, I had the pleasure of working with a 75-year-old man. He and his wife could tell that my heart was heavy even though I try like hell to hide whatever I’m going through. I guess on this day; I failed at doing so.
They asked me to have a sit and talk. I felt very comfortable in doing so because I had worked with them for quite some time. With ease, I told them what I was going through and how I stupidly and openly listen to what others have to say, and after a prolonged heartfelt conversation, he said, let me end with this:
“Opinions are like assholes; everyone has one.”
That change my life.
Listen to your heart and let that guide you!
You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!