All advice is Good
All advice is good but No one is the same and everyone is different - following off-the-shelve Plans is a sure way of setting yourself up for failure.
Every situation (condition) has Basic guidelines/rules which one could follow - "up to a point". That is when it is handy to Draw on the knowledge of more experience person to get yourself up to speed, but at a certain stage you must fly and follow your own instincts.
Instinct to me means; drawing on past experience/advice then giving reaction based on the past. This then also means if your past experiences weren't not so good – your current action might not be the best for the future. (I this could be good a topic for a future post).
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Here are some of my life-lessons and I am passing this advice on to you so that you can put them in your “instinct banks”.
1. Don`t drink beer from a mug while you are lying on your back
2. Don`t smoke while riding on your motorcycle
3. Buying meat and liquor is good - on account it is one of the worst financial mistakes you can ever make
4. Saving some chocolates for later is good
5. Selling ice is cool
a. to Eskimos it is a bad idea
b. to San-people in the Kalahari desert it is a great idea
c. But selling to them on credit. . . . . ?
So you see “All ideas are good” at some stage (except buying on credit - is never good), but always be aware of your own your personal condition and logistics when your take advice
Something that is good for me - might not be good for you.
PS. My best advice for this year is, (and you have to just trust me on this one) “Swimming across a river (in flood) near the mouth, going in to the ocean - is not a good idea”
Please share some of your advice below at comments