I had to learn a lesson lately and that is don’t expect to get valuable advice from 98% of the people you meet. Online or in Real life it doesn’t matter. Most of the advice you get from people is shit and based on their puny, miserable, fucked up life’s.
They don’t know you, and even if they do for example your family the advice probably still sucks. You should go to college, you should do this job, you should play it safe and don’t become self-employed, you should and shouldn’t do X. Sounds familiar?
The problem some people have (me included) is that they are uncertain and therefore seek advice from other people.
They want to hear their opinion and get confirmation that they are on the right track, and that’s a good and a bad thing.
Good because once you meet the right people to take advice from you’ll grow incredibly fast because you know that you are on the right path, you make progress and somebody who has been there confirmed it.
Bad because as I said before 98% of the time the advice you get comes from the wrong people and is utter bullshit, and if you act on their advice you might take several steps back without realizing it.
Who are the people you should take advice from?
If you need advice then always look for people who are living the life that you want to live. Even better if they have the same or a similar outlook on life.
Makes sense right?
They know what you have to do because they’ve been there, they know what they are talking about and can provide you with the most stellar advice that you can possibly get.
It’s easier than ever before to find these people because of the Internet. Go on Twitter or any other Social Media platform, go on Blogs and look for people in your niche who did exactly what you want to do or are at least very close to the thing that you want and then ask them. That’ll always be the best advice that you can get.
Should you even take advice?
I know there are people out there who don’t give a shit about anything. They don’t need advice they just do and act nonstop. I’m not like that.
I try to figure stuff out before I act and like to get useful advice on what I should do in certain situations. I like to evaluate and don’t move into things head on. So taking advice and asking people who have more experience than me, reading, and gathering knowledge is something I prefer. However, if I can’t get advice or a piece of information that I need then I trust my gut and go with the flow so to speak.
So the answer is, it depends. If you have people who live the life that you want then go ahead and take the advice, ask them as much as you can and then take action.
If you don’t have these people then fuck it, trust your instincts and go with your gut, take action immediately, fail, take action again, fail some more until you reach your goal or meet people who can give you solid advice.
Always question what the people who are offering advice achieved in their lives. If they don’t have anything to show then don’t listen, ignore them and their mediocre advice.
Try stuff out for yourself, read books from people who’ve been where you are you now, follow people that already got what you want and mirror their behaviour. Success leaves clues and patterns so does failure.
The bigger the loser, the more they wanna advice you. Why? Well they suck at life, but feel they don’t when telling someone else what to do. -Illmitableman
I think that sums it up perfectly.
As always thanks for reading and until next time.
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