I Can Give Good Advice, But Seldom Take My Own

It's easy to give rational advice to someone else, but when the tables are turned and it's time for you to take your advice your perspective changes 514 People

    See, this is one of my biggest issues.

    I can dish out the best advice, tell people exactly what they need to hear and make them feel 10x better, but when I try to take my own advice, I just don't. Not usually at least. I guess it's kinda ironic and hypocritical, telling someone how to feel better and then not being...
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    Aug 29, 2014


    There's a reason my parents named me Alice (And there's a reason my screen name is AliceinWonderland) I give myself very good advice But a very seldom follow it That explains the trouble that I'm always in "Be Patient," is very good advice But the waiting makes me curious And I'd...
    AliceinWonderland121 AliceinWonderland121
    18-21, F
    Jul 21, 2010

    Truer Words....

    I like being there for my family and friends...who seem to seek my advice.. for me its about helping them with a particular problem and offering a sensible solution...I try to view the situation from all angles and to offer them support and a shoulder to lean on....:)
    blackgirl71 blackgirl71
    46-50, F
    Aug 13, 2010

    You should watch some universe

    or astronomy documentaries to feel more connected, and significant yet at the same time humbled. I suggest watching "Journey to the Edge of the Universe". Human beings, with the same biological minds as you or I, have discovered wondrous and spiritually stirring things that...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2014
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    Apr 13, 2014

    Heal Thyself...

    That's about me. I sometimes think I have a pretty good insight into other peoples' situations and can come up with a good (i confess- not even always wanted) advise. I see flaws in their thinking that is responsible for their problems... or at least i think I do. So how the...
    juliexplosion juliexplosion
    Sep 18, 2010

    why is it that i can always give advice,

    but never take my own ://
    kaaab100 kaaab100
    18-21, F
    Jan 26, 2014

    Yes Or No? Left Or Right? How About Maybe And I'll Just Stay Where I Am!

    I'm the most indecisive person I know and that really annoys me! When I'm impulsive I lack faith in the decisions I make for myself and usually end up regretting it. So when I'm faced with a specific scenario and I have to make a decision, I find myself totally stuck and unable...
    Dariah Dariah
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2010

    The Story Of My Life.

    I always seem to be the first one to offer sound advice to loved ones who need it. I am honest, brutally so sometimes. When it comes to analyzing my own life and making decisions about where its going....? Complete fail. I still see the picture just as clearly as if it were...
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    1 Response Apr 8, 2010

    Black, White, Gray

    My friends and family always come to me with their problems because I listen to everything they have to say and then I ask if they want advice. I don't just give it to them because some people want to come up with their own options. But when they want the advice they always seem...
    k12291987h k12291987h
    22-25, F
    Oct 27, 2011

    Really Difficult

    I give really good advice. Sometimes I surprise myself by the things I say. But I can't take my own advice. I think how I would feel when I give someone really good advice and they do not listen and I feel like I'm the only one not listening. Everyone around me is changing. Don't...
    alashfaaq alashfaaq
    22-25, M
    Nov 3, 2013

    I find that people come to me

    for advice, and it seems that my advice must be worthy as they keep coming back. But I find that it is so easy for me to help someone else, yet when it comes to my own issues and problems, I can never follow through with the same advice I gave someone not too long ago.
    younglittledreamer younglittledreamer
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    Advice Giver

    So, the group name sums it up. I think I am good at giving advice but have a problem following it myself. Since I started coming on EP, I have mostly read various stories and tried to provide advice and support. People are going through so many different issues but so many have...
    Rorschach77 Rorschach77
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2013

    Bring positive people into your life.

    Go somewhere you normally would not. Perhaps attend a church or communal function, or f.e.tish party?.. Whatever your taste, you need to find people who think like you, but are possibly one step ahead, wherever ahead may be for you. Many of 'us' find solace in those who think...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2014

    A lot of my friends will come to me

    for advise and I love giving advice and find it easy. But I've got to thinking and I don't think I could take my own advice on some things. I think mentally what I would tell someone if they were in my position and I feel I wouldn't be able to follow through with it. Funny how...
    LadyBlueBear LadyBlueBear
    22-25, F
    Jan 12, 2014

    One thing you have to know,

    no matter how capable, how smart, how pretty, how wealthy you are in this life, everyone is going to die one day. We are all gonna end up like this with no exception. People will only remember you until the day you die. What will you get in the end? Nothing. I mean you can’t...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher
    22-25, F
    Jun 3, 2014

    A Definite Maybe

    That's my standard response whenever I'm pressed for an answer. If anybody comes to me and wants advice on a problem they're currently having and want my help, opinion, or advice, I do my best to give one, or maybe two, of these things. In extreme cases,maybe all three. But...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Jun 20, 2013

    It's The Age Old Story...

    It's happened to me a few times before. I advised a friend to stay out of danger and be careful. Not long after, I found myself in danger because I wasn't careful. I've encouraged others to trust their instincts and before I knew it I found myself in a situation where something...
    Dariah Dariah
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2010

    I give everyone advices,

    i listen, i know the problem and i know how to help them do the right thing to solve it, but when it comes to me, i dont know what to do, i take out my confusion on myself, even though its wrong,..
    DarkAngelxoxo DarkAngelxoxo
    18-21, F
    Nov 20, 2014
    Tia239 Tia239
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2014
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