Have you noticed how people aren’t inclined to take advice, even when the advice is free or offered with love and sincerity?
Perhaps it’s because we haven’t thought those thoughts first, so we’re slightly aggrieved that someone else has? We tend to like to work things out for ourselves. But it’s important that we’re able to accept advice from others who may see things from a slightly different perspective anyway.
We’re often stubborn by nature and don’t like to give others credit for something we would have liked to have thought about first, and yet if the shoe were on the other foot, we would be happy to hand out advice so that someone else can benefit from our wisdom.
Accepting another person’s advice allows us to grow spiritually, but we need to keep an open mind in order to accept their advice. When we’re not happy to accept other people’s advice, we will begin to stagnate emotionally, in effect blocking out all new thoughts that may help us change our lives.
There are plenty of books out there in libraries and book stores which we are happy to buy and seek advice from and yet when it comes to taking verbal advice from others, we’re less than happy to accept their advice, whether we find their advice helpful or not.
If the advice we got was given by someone whom also struggled, we’d be more inclined to listen. We hate it when we’re not successful, but we don’t like it when someone else is.