Have you noticed how people aren’t inclined to take advice, even when the advice is free or offered with love and sincerity?
I think the problem most of us have is that because we haven’t thought those thoughts first, we’re somehow aggrieved that someone else is advising us how to do things. It would be positive for us to be able to accept advice from others who see things from a slightly different perspective.
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’d be happy to hand out advice so that someone else could benefit from our wisdom.
For us to grow spiritually we need to see and perceive our world and the people in it, differently. When we’re not happy to accept other people’s advice, we begin to stagnate emotionally, in effect blocking out all new thoughts that would in effect help us change our lives in some way.
I find it fascinating that there are plenty of books out there in libraries and book stores which we’re happy to buy and seek advice from and yet when it comes to taking advice from people, we’re less than happy to accept their advice whether we find their advice helpful or not.
Perhaps it’s the fact that others have found what makes them successful and we haven’t. What we don’t always know is how long it took that person to get to that stage. Perhaps we’re not as successful so subconsciously we’re not happy that those people have made a success of themselves.
If the advice, we got was given by someone whom also struggled, we’d be more inclined to listen to them. We hate it when we’re not successful, but we don’t like it when someone else is.