Thoughts about advice…
There are those of us who unknowingly give unsolicited advice, could be your intention is just stating your opinion. Early on I fell for that trap but as I get older I regained my senses and refrained from doing so unless asked. I read numerous articles on the subject and want to share them hoping you can benefit from it…
Stop Giving Unsolicited Advice
Are you guilty of giving unsolicited advice? Advice is usually intended to be helpful. And many of us (myself included) offer guidance and suggestions, even tell others what they should do, without being asked. Regardless of our intentions, giving advice that isnt wanted, can be annoying, intrusive, and even manipulative.
What is unsolicited advice?
Unsolicited advice is guidance or information that wasnt asked for.
And these thoughts…
If you were someone else, what would you advise yourself to do? Consider that advice and follow it.
Imagine you’re an objective observer, genuinely looking out for the best interests of someone who happens to be you. What suggestions would you make to yourself?
How would you advise yourself to deal with your own unique challenges? How would you encourage yourself to work toward the fulfillment of your best possibilities?
Step back, visualize those things, then step forward and take decisive action. With kindness, with firmness, give yourself a reality check, some gentle nudging, a bit of tough love, a lot of enthusiastic support.
Respect yourself, challenge yourself, be honest and persistent with yourself as if you were someone determined to make you the best you can be. Realize, in fact, that’s exactly what you are, exactly what you can do, exactly how you can be.
Get outside the confines of your emotional attachment to your own experience. Tell yourself soberly and even-handedly what you must do, then implement that good advice.