This is a question I often ask myself. Last week, a close friend confided in me that she was considering breaking up with her long-time boyfriend. I could see the conflict in her eyes and the way she nervously twisted her hands in her lap. I could sense her pain and the uncertainty of what the future held.
I thought about all the times I had given her relationship advice. I told her to trust her gut, to listen to her heart, and to be honest with herself about what she wanted. I urged her to follow her dreams and not settle for anything less than she deserved. And yet, here I was, sitting in front of her, wondering if I should take my own advice.
I realized that I had been in a relationship for two years that wasn't making me happy. I had been neglecting my own dreams and goals. I was settled for something that was comfortable and familiar, but no longer made me happy.
So I took my own advice and ended my relationship. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but it was also one of the best. I finally started living for myself and pursuing my own happiness. And that is something I would always advise others to do.
Do as I say, not as I do
"Do as I say, not as I do" is a popular saying that is often used to describe the hypocrisy that exists in many people's lives. We often give advice to others that we ourselves don't follow. But why is that?
There are a few reasons why we might give advice that we don't follow ourselves. First, we may not be aware that we're doing it. We may truly believe that the advice we're giving is good advice, even if we don't follow it ourselves.
Second, we may give advice that we don't follow because we know it's good advice but we're not ready to follow it ourselves. For example, we may advise someone to quit smoking, even though we ourselves haven't yet been able to kick the habit.
And third, we may give advice that we don't follow because we're trying to project an image of ourselves that we don't yet live up to. We may tell others to be more patient or to not procrastinate, even though those are areas we struggle with in our own lives.
Ultimately, whether or not we follow the advice we give to others is a reflection of our own character. If we're not following our own advice, it may be a sign that we need to re-evaluate our beliefs or make some changes in our own lives.