When you give a present to someone, you hope that the receiver likes it and uses it. But, once it is given the new owner decides what to do with it: use it, give it to someone else, or throw it away. Advice and any other feedback is just like a present. Therefore, don’t expect that the recipient will like it or act upon it either as you expected or not at all.

Don’t stay attached to your present! Let go of your advice and even state openly that you are fine with any outcome.

This may seem hard at the beginning but prevents you of staying connected to the advice. Stating openly “I’d do it like that but am fine with you doing it differently” might actually persuade the recipient to follow your advice. (Simon Sinek)

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.