Be Careful Who You Listen To

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If you’re certain of something in your life, don’t let anyone cause you to rethink it. There will always be someone who will want you to see your life from their point of view. They will have unsolicited advice to offer, opinions to share and a “better” way of doing things.

If we allow it, their words can get into our minds and sit there, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. Most often, making their debut when times get tough. They creep into our thoughts, challenging our feelings and giving birth to doubts. They try to change our perspective and ultimately change our lives.

By listening to them, we could destroy what we have worked so hard to build.

Many times, people try to cause others to see life from their perspective (as negative as it may be), just so that they can justify their own life; their own choices.

We must be able to differentiate between those who are trying to help, versus those who are trying to pull us down with them. Not everyone’s advice, or even the statements they make, should be taken to heart. We must learn to filter what we’re told and only apply what is worthy of being applied.

We shouldn’t let others bring confusion into our lives or cause us to doubt the choices that we’ve made – choices that have brought us happiness and fulfillment. If we’re certain of something, we need to remain certain. We shouldn’t allow anyone or anything to sneak in and destroy that.

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7 Responses to Be Careful Who You Listen To

  1. joey says:

    So very apt 🙂

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  2. LOL, there are times I call a friend of mine for advice, but he knows the real answer is that I don’t want advice, I want someone to agree with my already-made-up-mind decision!! LOL. I agree in being flexible and open, but not to the point that we are living the life someone else expects of us! Great post! Love it!

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    • mewhoami says:

      Thanks, Kate. Isn’t it funny when we do that? Not really asking for advice, but confirmation instead? I’ve done that too. It’s good when the other person knows what we’re really seeking. Sometimes it’s good to listen to what we’re not seeking too. 🙂 As you said, being flexible is important, but should be done with caution.

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  3. DailyMusings says:

    I stay far away from those who offer unsolicited advice- it took me until I was older to do so. If I need help sorting things out I turn to those closest to me.

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