Tuesday, October 13, 2009


"Never solicit advice about any difficult matter from anyone who does not agree that the matter is difficult." ~ Dr. Steve Brown

This does not mean that you should not solicit advice from someone you consider an expert in the matter--you want to get good advice. If you try to get advice, however, from someone who thinks what you need advice about is a proverbial "piece of cake" you will often times end up being frustrated. Generally when someone thinks something is very easy they have a hard time explaining it. It is not for lack of trying, but when something comes so naturally to someone explaining how to do it can often prove to be difficult for that person. So, as Dr. Brown suggests, if you can, get advice from someone who knows how difficult the task is.

By His Grace,

1 comment:

Kevin said...

My favorite advice quote is:

"Advice is a dangerous gift, even to the wise from the wise, and all courses may run ill."

- J.R.R. Tolkien