We’re all good at noticing what is wrong with other people’s lives. We often also have great advice to offer them too! There situation would easily be remedied if they just did what we said they should do! If you are like me you have no problem offering snap advice, but when it comes to receiving advice you aren’t so eager. The snap judgements are easy when they don’t affect our own life…
Perspective is important when judging what should be done in any given circumstance. Our perspective can often cloud our judgement. When we aren’t sure how to resolve an issue we have it is probably in our best interest to take a step back and consider “what would someone with a broader perspective say about my situation?” Answering this question will offer you valuable insight into your issue.
“…keep an open mind and take your own advice!”
Why not just ask others for advice? Well if you are also like me you aren’t actually looking for advice when you ask someone else. You are probably just looking for someone to agree with you. That is why change and realizing the gravity of your circumstances requires honest introspection. No amount of help or advice will mean anything if you aren’t open to it. So keep an open mind and take your own advice!