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Monday, November 16, 2009

Listening To Advice

It can be really easy to be stubborn and hard headed. While sometimes those traits can work to one's advantage, other times, it can hinder one's ability to learn and grow. Those who are stubborn and hard headed seldom listen to advice besides their own. Though they may be observant and intelligent by nature, they will only go(and grow) so far if they are unable to take note of the wisdom of others.

So how do I know this? Easy....I have been stubborn and hard headed at times myself. During my teenage years(and early twenties), I used to get frustrated when I was corrected or put in my place. I failed to see these times as opportunities to learn and develop. I can't count how many times I thought my parents had no clue what they were talking about.......boy, was I wrong!

Now, it has become very easy to take advice from others. Once a person stops seeing another person's advice as a personal attack or an insult to their intelligence, life seems to take on a whole new meaning.....and so do all who surround them. So, if you are having trouble taking advice because you are just too damn stubborn or hard headed.....drop the guard already! You're missing out on loads of free knowledge(and of course some free bulls**t), and most likely even a few great relationships that could last a lifetime. Well, I could press on, but for now, you might just be too the buck stops here. Take care everyone!

See you next time!!!


  1. Very wise post, my friend!

    I think listening to others is the most difficult of skills to master, as we always feel we know more than the next person.

    As soon as we engage into conversation with others our minds then activates its prejudice, conceitedness and assumptions.

    As Socrates always purported, to find truth one must be aware of his own keep silent for once and listen - you may learn something of great value towards your own personal growth.

  2. Brilliant comment Jason. Thank you for your contribution. Take care!