Thursday, June 24, 2010

Don't Take Advice From People Who Use These Words (Read Time: 2 min.)

Advice is a subjective word. Far too often, we take advice from people who are least qualified to give it. It's important to live consciously, to pay close attention to what people say, even closer attention to what they do, and a strong inclination towards how what they say makes you feel.

In tonight's Not Built to Be Broken teleseminar, I'll be discussing what to do with the "good" opinions of other people, especially when those opinions aren't good for you.

Here's one quick and easy way to know the difference:
Avoid taking advice from people who constantly
use the words "always", "never", "can't" and "should."

In one of the Star Wars movies, Obi Wan says a powerful thing "Only siths deal in absolutes." Life is not black and white. It's a huge realm of grey, a blank canvas from which we can draw, paint or create anything. When you say "always" or "never", you're living in the black and white realm and guess what? Nothing that's asserted from that realm could possibly be true. If life is "always" one way or the other, there's no room for growth, change, or transformation. People who believe in "never" squeeze miracles out of their lives.
If there's one thing in life I've learned, it's this:
Never and always do not apply. The opportunities for transformation are unlimited.

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