Saturday, March 12, 2011

Advice & A Mirror

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others. – Unknown

There are times when I should sincerely be following my own advice. Sometimes I do, other times I fail. At the same time when I receive unsolicited advice I want to hold up a mirror so he/she will be looking at themselves when offering up their wisdom.

Do you follow your own advice?

14 comments:

  1. I probably don't follow my own advice as much as I should, but I do try.
    And I try REALLY hard not to give any advice at all, unless it's expressly asked for. There's nothing worse than hearing all sorts of advice for something you really want no opinions about.

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  2. I try not to do this. And I should follow my advice a little more often maybe...it can't hurt! I'm always positive toward my children, hubby, family and bloggy friends so why not give myself positive advice as well :)
    Have a great rest of your weekend!!!

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  3. I honestly try not to give advice unless I know what I am talking about so yes I do follow my own advice.
    What an absolutely gorgeous little girl!
    I am a new visitor and follower via Spotlight Saturday...

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  4. I try, but really I don't give much advice. I guess I give my husband advice sometimes. He should know that's a do as I say kind of thing!

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  5. I'm following back from the hop. Thanks for stopping by!

    Donna

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  6. I think I do (follow my own adive) I'm trying to think right now about things I have suggested to people and my mind is a big blank mom hole. I have been really annoyed by advice given to me by some who don't really have a clue about what I am going through and then very blessed by others so I guess we win some and lose some. I'm quite certain that even though I have always meant well when I say things to people, that I have probably irked the heck out of some of them. I try to only give that kind of feedback if it is really wanted or asked for.

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  7. Happy one year TV! I left a comment there also. We just got back from a weekend getaway. I think we are running away. It has been tough on all of us without Pudding. We started to play outside again now that the snow has melted and the weather is getting nicer. It is so sad though because he used to love running around with us, especially my daughter. Thank you for choosing me TV. I feel the same about you and your blog too. You were one of my first blog friends and that is dear to me. About looking in the mirror, I feel that way too about a few people. Once again, judge not and comment not until you look at yourself. It sounds like you have been put under the magnifying glass lately base on your posts and I hope you can deal with it and try and let it go. I have a hard time doing that and am learing to try and ignore the unwanted advice and just smile. I wish you well my friend. You are a beautiful person inside and out and anyone who has something to say you do not like just remember that Mama Hen said you are just perfect! :) Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

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  8. Ugh...this is a tough one. I need to follow my own advice more. Sometimes I can hear that little voice in my head saying stop talking, stop taking, stop talking...and the mouth keeps moving.

    Congrats on your 1 year...you have a great blog. I enjoy your thought provoking questions (and the music)!

    Andrea

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  9. WOW - that was poweful. Holding up the mirror.. hmmmm.. deep!

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  10. I give too much advice. I do follow my own advice, but not usually the advice of others. From that I should learn not to dispense advice unless asked. This is an area I need to work on. I do like hearing what others think (most of the time) though.

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  11. That's a great quote and so true. I try to follow my own advice. I don't openly give advice although it's possible some people read into what I say sometimes. Not sure if I allude to things through my body language, or if they are being judgmental. Either way...holding up a mirror both ways helps me big time.

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  12. Yes, I do!!! I actually never give advice that I myself don't practice. I hate hypocrites!! And yes, I have to censor myself a lot depending on my company. Some people can take advice (when they ask for it) and some can't. I've learned who really wants advice and who wants to only hear what they want.

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  13. I censor myself quite frequently. I'm a lot more sensitive than most people know, and my feelings get easily hurt. I have to write about it anonymously in a couple different places that I don't promote at all, because I don't want a bunch of people all mad at me.

    As far as my advice, it's rock solid, so I take it. That's a beautiful little girl you have there.

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