sábado, 12 de enero de 2013

On seeking advice from others

When you ask someone for advice, if the person doesn't reply by asking you questions, stop listening.

He or she isn't interested in your aspirations and is simply projecting a different word view on to you - they are bulldozers of opinion. But if someone begins by asking you questions about your goals, choices, products, services,  intentions, and practices, then you've found someone who is truly trying to understand what you're trying to accomplish and will aid you by revealing useful insights. These are the mentors and coaches and psychologists of the world - they help you to open your own eyes, not see the world through theirs.

Everyone is a self-proclaimed expert - but few people are actually going to be helpful with regard to your specific dream. Seek advise from who bombard you with questions, not comments.

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