"Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and deeper it sinks into, the mind."
More Free Advice Inspirational Quotes...
"Listen to advice and accept correction, then in the end you will be wise." -- Old proverb
"Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself." -- Cicero
"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." -- Erica Jong
"We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice." -- Jack Herbert
What I Wonder...
Listen to my thoughts about this advice inspirational quotation in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about a favourite place of mine in Yorkshire (England!) - this time the video location is a Farnley Tyas view of Castle Hill!...
(NOTE: Yes, *I* wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)
As you'll see in the video, I have several thoughts about receiving advice, and consider several sources to be good places to seek it out.
Advice could be received from a good friend - someone who listens to you and someone you listen to.
'Advice' could be received from a professional, like a therapist - then this advice really becomes 'being listened to'.
Advice could come from yourself, from listening to your gut or your instincts or, simply, 'how you feel'.
It's all explained in the inspirational advice quotes I've listed, really.
Receiving advice is mostly about being listened to, about being given permission to make up our own minds (as Cicero notes in his inspirational advice quote).
And, most of the time as Erica Jong notes, we pretty much know what the answer is when we look for advice.
And if we genuinely do not know - if we feel we just haven't got a clue, or if someone is giving us unsolicited advice - then what we really need, most of all, is advice that is delivered 'gently', with care, and with the audience in mind...
For example (a VERY personal example), I know of a woman - let's call her T - who gave advice to a man a while back, a man we shall call, er, S (yeah, S for Steve - hint hint).
Now this woman could tell quite a lot about this man, due to his 'unease' - how he related to himself as a man, being one of the things she was in tune with.
However, her unsolicited words of advice were given in such a way as to make the man feel defensive, and even angry. And so do you know what he did with those words of advice (not all of which was about her, and her issues with men, by the way - there was wisdom behind her thoughts)?
He did nothing with them. Nada. Nichts.
Instead, the advice was angrily (and passively aggressively) rejected, out of hand, with a 'how dare she say that about me' feeling of outrage.
(Only later, when he experienced T's views from another source - a male and female source, as it happens - did S even begin to consider the wisdom that lay behind the barbed words.)
Now you tell me, advice-givers (and advice-receivers) out there. What's more important when you give advice to somebody:
a) that they listen to your words of advice, and maybe act on what you say, or
b) that you give advice the way you see fit even if that means the advice will simply be ignored?
I may be saying a 'little too much', here (but, T, if you happen to be reading this: thanks for sharing your thoughts about me and 'masculinity' - I understand where you were coming from now, even if I disagree with how you imparted your experience of me at the time)...
Still, it makes a good point about the importance of how you give advice: give it with love, and that's ALL ya gotta do! Leave the rest up to them.
I reckon you'd like to receive advice like that, wouldn't you? (I know I would.)...
What YOU wonder?...
Yes, I'd love to hear your wisdom, and insights regarding any of the advice inspirational quotes shared here... You can leave comments below! :-)