Advice Without Context Does Not Help

People look for advice to get over their challenges or to win in their pursuits.

But following advice without understanding the context does not help.

So whenever looking for advice, where you understand the context and find some similarities.

From that perspective, the part where a person giving advice is sharing past experiences, before switching to advice-giving mode, is as important as the advice because it offers context.

And if you are serious about growth and achieving your goals, then learn by doing. One of the best ways to do it is to get the person, whose advice you want, to coach you.  

So the person shares a map of the path they’ve already walked on. You follow that and put in effort and action. Then you tweak your action based on your specific situation.

This works better than following the advice, from someone who experienced something, some results at a different time, and under different circumstances.

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