Beware of the Man with Infinite Wisdom…
It always amazes me how so many people have so much to say about stuff that is clearly out of their purview. What I mean by that is, it doesn’t matter where I am – standing in line, at the grocery store, whatever – someone is always giving their opinion to somebody else. John Maxwell once said that if we spend as much time taking our own advice that we give to everybody else, we would be much better people. Let me give you a little bit of context.
Every now and again somebody tries to chime in with their important wisdom and knowledge into something that they believe I need to change. I usually just smile and accept whatever nonsense they are telling me. But then there are those that are really adamant about how wrong that I’m doing life, and that they have the answers. Let’s not even get into the life choices that these individuals that always seem to have the best wisdom are actually making themselves.
Most anybody who has ever spent time with me has heard me say the following, “I really only care about the opinions of five or so people in my life, and you are not one of them.” Yes, I know. There is something that I can and should learn from everybody. But, I can usually do that on my own. So, next time you want to give me your important insight, just remember that you should probably deal with your own stuff first and then come back to change my life.