Today let’s talk about taking my own advice.
Has it ever seemed like you could see what others needed to do in a situation,
but couldn’t see the same for yourself?
Back in my ‘30s I was good at giving advice, and did so freely. Then one of my friends said, “you know what your friends say when they’re mad at you? Why can’t he take his own advice.” Well that brought me up short. I realized I had to start listening to what I might want to say to someone else, because in truth, it was just what I needed to hear for me. Of course I had been accurately seeing my own problems in the behavior of other people, so it became clear what I needed to work on! It led to less advice giving, and more staying focused on myself. What a freedom!
Have you ever found it helpful to listen to what you say to others, and apply it to yourself?
“finger pointing” by rocketjim54 @ flickr.com Creative Commons – Some rights reserved
Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom
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