There are always those moments in relationships where you have to decide if you’re going to accept someone’s advice or brush it off. This can be with anyone from your parents, friends, teachers, and even people online that generously offer their wisdom.
Here are some benefits of accepting someone else’s advice.
1. They might know about the subject better than you do
Sometimes it can be easy to feel like you know everything there is to know about a topic, but many people actually have years of knowledge and expertise on whatever it may be. It’s silly to overlook their opinion and not listen to them speak, as they may be able to help you out without even knowing it.
2. You can change for the better
By admitting that one of your flaws is something you want to try and change about yourself makes you a stronger individual inside because it shows that you are willing to not only admit it but fight against these flaws. It is an act of bravery and also courage.
3. You can learn some new things
By listening to the advice of others, you can learn new things that they might think of or even incorporate their opinions on the subject with your own. This can help you become more open-minded about things and make whatever it may be easier for you to understand.
4. You can learn how to solve problems
When you hear advice on how someone else solved a problem that is similar to what you’re facing now, it makes it easier to solve your problem altogether. It gives you another perspective on the subject and helps you understand it to a greater extent.
5. You can learn from their mistakes
A key part of learning from others is learning from their mistakes as well, because there may have been something they didn’t do right or failed at that you can use to your advantage. This helps you to solve the problem faster and not make the same mistakes.
6. You can gain a better view of things
Sometimes when it comes to being in control, people have their own way of looking at things in comparison to how other people see them. This is why when you calculate the advice of others, it gives you a better view of what’s going on or may go on.
7. You can help them in return.
By accepting their advice, you show that you are willing to take what they say into consideration and use it. This can make another person feel good and accomplished in what they’ve done and can even influence them to help you in return if you ever need it.
There You Have It
By accepting the advice of others, you’re not just doing something for yourself but helping out another person as well. This is because usually when someone offers their advice for whatever reason, it’s because they want to see you succeed and be the best you can be.
I have over 25 years of business experience across various fields, including but not limited to eCommerce, education and training, real estate, membership firms, and corporate consultancy. Due to my achievements, I was selected and performed as a speaker at the Entrepreneurs 2012 conference in London, alongside other notable speakers such as Ruby Wax, Caprice and Levy Roots. I’ve been coaching other business owners and entrepreneurs, including a former BBC TV presenter, for 10 years now. I have endless knowledge of what makes businesses successful, and I have plenty of experience training others to find success themselves. – Lena Benjamin, MBA (Founder of Empower Business Club)