‘Know-it-alls’ – don’t you just hate them?
We’ve all heard these words –
‘Don’t do it like that!’
Surely everyone knows that!’
You’re going to do WHAT?’
It’s not easy travelling your own road.
It’s very easy to get lost.
So many forks along the way.
Which is the ‘right one’?
So many confusing sign posts.
Many lead to a dead end.
Or a boggy patch.
Or tangling brambles.
Or stinging nettles.
I suppose I should ask the way but when I do I get even more confused.
These days I try to listen to ‘me’ more than I used to.
It takes confidence to do that.
I ask myself –
Q. Why is MY opinion worth less than that of others?
A. It’s not. It has Equal Worth.
If someone asks for my advice/opinion I say this-
- What does your gut feeling tell you?
- What do you WANT to do?
Then I might give my advice/opinion but I always add this-
- It doesn’t matter what I think/would do if I were you. I’m not you. You must choose your own path.
- What’s the worst that could happen? So you end up in the stinging nettles… That’s fine! You won’t take that path next time!
- The important thing is that it’s YOUR choice, YOUR risk, YOUR path through the woods.
Today, over on Darren Rowse’s Problogger I read this –
‘The key is to not swallow everything whole but to take what resonates with you and to apply it to your situation and to calmly leave what doesn’t ‘fit’ aside.’
Such a wise man…