What People Say
It’s not always useful.
Be careful. Protect yourself. And your work.
You know what’s best. ‘Should’ is not a reason to do anything.
Advice isn’t helpful. Premature questions and assumptions are not your friends.
Sharing something special with someone who is not discerning, or when you aren’t yet ready, is a risky move.
Talk takes energy. And if we aren’t careful, talk dilutes our feelings, and our passions.
It can be helpful, so very helpful, but only with the right person, and at the right time.
Make a Container
When anything is brought to life, at first, it needs a safe container from which to grow in the world. So do your ideas. They are valuable and they need your help. Shelter them.
When help is volunteered, make sure it comes from someone who’s perspective you value, and that what they say is actually helpful.
Sometimes it’s too early for feedback.
Sometimes the advice is just incorrect, inappropriate, or ill-conceived.
You don’t have to believe everything other people think. You don’t have to believe everything you think.
Do They really know more about what you are doing than you do?
photo credit: Okinawa Soba