This blog post is taken from my book Golden Nuggets, and it’s a good reminder that whenever you’re given advice, you’ve got to carefully consider the source.
In 1 Samuel 17, Saul agreed to let David fight Goliath, and the first thing Saul did was to give David his armor.
Saul wasn’t willing to fight Goliath, and yet, he wanted to tell David ”how it should be done.”
If you have a big dream and big goals, then you’re going to be told “how to do it” by someone who’s not actually doing it.
These “advice givers,” usually mean well, but sometimes, they simply don’t know what they’re talking about, and in some cases, the less they know, the more confident they sound.
When somebody gives you advice, take into account their experience as well as their motive.
People who love you and have your best interests in mind will sometimes (unintentionally) give you bad advice because they’re trying to help you go somewhere they’ve never been.