Do You Hate The Content Creating Advice You Are Given?

Maybe you are asking the wrong people.

Julia Appa

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We all seek a little advice every now and then. There’s no shame in admitting that.

And while there really is no such thing as a right or wrong opinion — since all of our opinions stem from personal experiences — sometimes we hear something we don’t wanna hear when we ask a loved one for advice.

“Should I start my own blog?”
“Oh, I don’t know, honey. Blogging seems a little unstable, doesn’t it? And there are so many people who are doing it already.”

“Do you think I could make money from writing?”
“I don’t know. Writing seems to be a dead field. Why don’t you try to go into teaching? Do something that has a future.”

This wasn’t something I wanted to hear and I bet, neither did you.

What this goes on to show is that we pretty much have our heads up our own asses.

What do I mean by that?

When we ask someone for advice, it’s because we don’t know how to act or how to deal with a certain situation. In theory. However, if we get upset about someone’s advice, this is pretty much an indicator that we had somewhat of an idea. An idea we wanted to be validated.

And if that doesn’t happen, well guess what?

We get angry and upset because suddenly there are even more doubts!

How to stop being upset

Now, there is a simple solution to your problems.

Think carefully about who you are consulting for what. Don’t just ask anyone or everyone. Be selective about the opinions you let into your life.

Let’s illustrate this with a few examples, shall we?

Your sister might have great makeup tips but she might not be the best one when it comes to studying advice if she always studied last minute and dropped out of college.

Your best friend might have a great workout routine and help you to build a great body with the right training and diet plan but that doesn’t mean that you should ask him for dating advice if he hasn’t been on a single date for…

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Julia Appa

Just a 23-year-old who’s obsessed with writing. Instagram: juliaminus_romeo