Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yeah, I Really Do Think ~ IMHO

“It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take.”
Ironic ~ Artist, Alanis Morissette

I could kick myself for not taking some good advice I’ve been given on different occasions, but what about the bad advice we sometimes get that we do take?

Some well-meaning person advises you to do this or that or to not do this or that. So you do, or don’t. Maybe you take the other person’s advice because you just really don’t know what to do yourself. Your advisor is a trusted person whom you think would or should be in a position to know what would be right or what would be the best thing.

The aftermath tells you that you probably should have taken the advice into consideration, but not based your decision on it. Especially, if your decision could adversely affect someone else.

What I’ve learned? Read on in the comments for my opinion from my experience.

If you make a bad decision, clean up your mess. You don’t have to dwell on it forever, but try to right your wrong. Unless the affected person asks you to (or sings to you “Leave the Pieces”~The Wreckers), don’t just leave the pieces for him to clean up or try to fit back together. That may not be possible without your help. You might be the one person who has the directions or the key to the solution.

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out
When you think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

Isn’t it ironic, dontcha think?
A little too ironic. Yeah, I really do think

~ Alanis Morissette, again


Blogger Angie said...

My opinion, from my experience.

1. Someone else’s advice is their opinion. That doesn’t make it a fact or law or, necessarily, the best advice. It’s just one way to look at things.

2. Generally , if a decision you need to make could affect someone else, go to that person and get his input or thoughts before making a decision that affects other people based on an outsider’s viewpoint or opinion or what the advisor thinks the other person might feel.

3. If you are asked for your thoughts or advice about something that will affect a third party, tread lightly without assuming you know what the 3rd party thinks or feels. Your advice could have long-term effects and start the crashing of dominoes that were not yours to flick. It doesn’t matter what your good intentions may’ve been. If you’re too quick to advise like your opinion is fact if it is not, you could mislead the person who asked for your advice.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 4:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... says advice is: an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct,
That's just it - an opinion. I don't think people ever try or meant to give bad advice.
Why can't we listen to the "good advice"? . . . because our heart isn't ready to - instead we want to go on thinking that the good advice is just bad advice. We cling to and follow the advice we want to - when we're ready.
I just love the people that have all the advice in the world! - at least the ones that think they do (Eileen is rolling right now)
Just some thoughts . . .

Saturday, September 08, 2007 11:55:00 PM  

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