A great advice is more than welcome in some situations. You may be the smartest person on planet Earth and still need an advice from a friend.
Who do you call first when things go bad? For some people, it’s their parents and siblings. Other call their colleagues or friends. Who is your Band-Aid?
Well, there are some people who can’t advise others. It’s not in their genes. In this article, we will focus on the guys who know how to advise someone in need. They know how to pick the right words and comfort others.
We give you 17 quotes of wisdom to remember:
1. “Live like you were dying, Love because you are.” – Mark Green.
2. “Never lie in bed at night asking yourself questions you can’t answer.” – Charles M. Schulz
3. “Don’t be in a hurry to achieve your dreams. Take a day to play with your kids and relax – your dreams will still be there tomorrow.” Lindsey Rietzsch
4. “Yesterday’s gone, so has the day before. Don’t let’s waste today arguing about it” -Joan G. Robinson
5. “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” – Robert Frost
6. “If you have to convince someone to stay with you, then they have already left.” – Shannon Alder
7. “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” – Thomas S. Monson
8. “Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” – Chuck Palahniuk
9. “Take time to know yourself. Know thyself. When you know who you are, you can be wise about your goals, your dreams, your standards, your convictions. Knowing who you are will allow you to live your life with purpose and meaning.” – Aristotle
10. “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” – Mary Manin Morrissey
11. “The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week, and you will be surprised.” – Norman Vincent Peale
12. “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch
13. “Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and allow you to commit more.” – Mark Twain
14. “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Oscar Wilde
15. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.“- Benjamin Franklin
16. “There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.” – Charles Steinmetz
17. “Rule of life. If you bother to ask someone’s advice, then bother to listen to it.” – Sophie Kinsella
If someone asks you for an advice, here’s what you should do:
- The first thing you should do is listen carefully. Catch every detail and try to understand the problem. Active listeners give better advice. Don’t jump into conclusions right away and don’t get into someone’s words. That person may be looking for a listener. They may not even need your advice.
- Be honest. Don’t judge. The person sitting next to you is already hurt.
- Use your past experience to give good advice. Ask a few questions to understand the situation better. Share your experience.
- Show emotions. No one needs an advice from an iceberg.
- No one needs unsolicited advice. Advise someone when you are allowed to do so. You aren’t a certified psychiatrist, remember?
- Frame the problem and give a few options. Help the person find a solution.
- Make sure the other person understands that the final decision is theirs. You are here to provide an advice, that’s all.