I Remember Being Told That….
Don’t touch a hot stove – well before I could reach the stove top
How to keep a job… years before I applied for one
Advice on marriage… years before I started dating
The value of loving yourself …years before I understood what it meant
That confidence was a gift…. years before I had any
The list goes on and you can probably add your own particular ‘for instances’. As you reflect many of those things will make you smile, you may remember the good advice you were given, then ignored and paid the price later.
I could not use that advice when I was a child or even some of it as I grew up certainly on confidence. However, I listened. When the day came I knew not to touch hot stoves, and when I got my first job, got married and started loving myself I had a storehouse of good advice to draw upon.
Yes, I had my very own library of advice to pull out as I faced life and sit’ highs and lows. It formed the basis on which I could decide to use as is, add to or delete. In fact, it formed my internal compass.
When someone gives you advice, avoid the urge to turn out because you don’t need it now. Keep it in reserve in your personal ‘library of advice’. Who knows it might be just what you need in the future… your future wisdom.
Remember the ‘shelf life of good advice is forever’.
I will leave you with two questions about your future wisdom…
Has someone given you outstanding advice that you have tucked away for future use? if so what is it?
Why do you think it is a good idea to store good advice before you need it?