I’ve always struggled with receiving advice. There are 3 common responses that I react with:
- Ignore it
- Argue against it
- Receive and accept it
Number 3 “sounds like” the proper reaction, but it isn’t. Accepting bad advice can be just as harmful as ignoring good advice.
So how am I supposed to evaluate the advice?
Follow the trail. Think it through. See where the idea leads. Explore the thought. Dig through it like a diamond mine and see what you can find.
It won’t always produce new diamonds…but it will often lead you to fresh thinking.
Thanks for listening.