“The voice that gives advice to the world around seeming as almost to be an expert at lecturing what is right and wrong. The teacher that professes the exact formula as if it were second nature and never to be forgotten. The learning student excited to teach what has been freshly learned. Sounding as if the expert is fluent in a language that is so foreign and full of knowledge and wisdom because it was a skill taught. One know’s it is easy to teach something but how hard is it to stick to what you teach and use it? When giving advice you must actually listen to your own advice, the guru said while meditating for the day.
Stuck in the mind is the voice that speaks to self, while reflecting on the day’s trials and tribulations. Uncertain if the choices made were the right decision so that one can learn and muster up the values to continue on adding to the pot. Unable to decipher if each step taken forward were in fact the right ones because there is such a discrepancy in today’s world. Speaking out loud is much easier than reflecting within oneself to learn a lesson that can be taught in one sitting.“
Listen To Your Own Advice
Growing up I used to listen to the adults in my life and simply laugh at the thoughts they shared. You know how it goes right? Young, indestructible and we know it all but the fun part starts when we realize, we know nothing at all. Trying our best to act is if we know everything and how it should go only to be proven by nature we were ultimately wrong.
Funny story but my Grandfather used to always tell me,”Will, you seem like you know a whole lot but look at where you are… You should try taking your own advice?” How ignorant I was when I thought, “Pfft, I am taking my own advice and I’m living it that’s for sure.” Good at talking to others and helping them so that I can see other people prosper and become better, I’m doing right, right? Self-reflection taught me something even just recently, who am I if I do not practice the advice I preach.
When we have something to offer the world, that is great! But, when we offer something to the world and are unable to live up to it, where does that leave us?
Be the person that you set out to be, the advice you give is the life you want to live.
Question For The Day
Are you able to take the advice that you give to others? Do you live by the purpose to serve as in, can you live the life that you try to help others achieve?
So many times I catch myself trying to be there for others but realize that I don’t quite understand where they are in life, when I’m doing my best to do so. Although my intentions are good I feel when I do that I tend to mislead others into feeling as if I actually understand their problems through and through. If I give advice to someone without first fully understanding their direction am I doing them justice or am I simply destroying their future.
If you give advice to others, then you must listen to your own advice. Isn’t that the purpose so that you can essentially reflect on the advice you are giving? Then you can actually apply it to you own life.
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Written By: Will