There’s no shortage of people who like to give advice–in fact, many people thrive on it. It seems like everywhere you turn there is someone who is eager to dispense their rendition of how you should do your job or live your life. These people try to pass themselves off as experts and often times, what they have to say sounds pretty convincing.
There’s no question that sound advice can really speed up the learning process and move you more quickly toward your goals, but how do you know who to listen to? As a rule of thumb, unless the person has already achieved something you want to achieve or excels at something you want to excel at, you’re probably better off if you politely ignore their advice, no matter how convincing it sounds. – Ross Reck