What’s the advice that you find yourself always giving to the people around you?
Mine is simple: If your closest loved one were in your situation, what would you tell them to do? Most people know what the right thing to do is – they just either lack the courage and discipline to do so or believe that their particular circumstances/situation have an alternate reality.
When people ask for advice, are they really asking for validation? A true friend doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, a true friend tells you what you need to hear. Often, it’s the same thing that’s tugging at us inside that we’re trying to ignore because we’re being selfish or scared. When we know what need to do, when we lie to ourselves or the people closest to us because we’re afraid of their judgement, we aren’t looking for advice – we’re looking for an excuse.