There’s a lot of free (and bad) advice available in the open world and over time you have to get better at identifying the few good ones. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not saying that they’re bad people or they’ve bad intentions but just that they might not know the entire situation or context and hence the advice might not apply to you.
My thoughts on this process -
Choose your Advisor(s) Carefully - Someone who has prior experience (mentors) or someone who knows you best (friends and family).
Listen with an open frame of mind - Don’t enter the conversation deluded in your own world of what’s right and wrong and never seek out advice to confirm if you’re doing the right thing.
Take it with a pinch of salt - No one knows/cares about you as much as you do.
Make Your Own Decision - As it is you who has to live with it and face the consequences.
You might also like Seth Godin’s post on this topic -
Good Advice is …
Not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear.
Not imaginary, but practical.
Not based on fear, but on possibility.
Not designed to make you feel better, designed to make you better.
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