It’s been said that the advice we give ourselves ought to be the best; after all, we love ourselves (whether we admit it or not) more than we love other people and as such, we’d be the last persons we’d lie to.
As a result of the insurmountable self-love that we have for ourselves, we’d only wish ourselves the best in many spectrums of life; emotionally, mentally, psychologically, physically and maritally too.
Once we establish we do, we’d usually want to extend that kind of love to the people around us — at home, work or other random places. This is done usually in the form of an advice which according to many great philanthropists, just like wisdom, is better than silver and gold.
Offering a piece of advice only gets to show that you care and want to serve humanity and it’s mostly from an experienced place. You may be advising someone to learn to take it easy over something you wished you did when previously faced with something similar that would’ve yielded a better result or a piece of advice to follow a particular path that worked for you during your turn when you were in a similar dilemma.
Giving advice can never be overrated. Everyone needs one and everyone needs to give one too. With the latter, it’s also a sign that you’re empathetic. It’s a means to reflect on the many valuable life lessons you’ve gained. It’s an opportunity to help someone else make a better choice and live a better life.
But a piece of advice, given by you to other people must, first of all, be adhered to by you.
Learn to take your own advice especially when you initially couldn’t due to one reason or the other or now that you know better.
Advice gets evolved based on circumstances but the initial surrounding purpose behind it still stands — to care, to reach out, to serve etcetera.
Learn to advise based on what it is and take your own advice too with time.