21 Days with Michelle Mckinney Hammond- #Day10: Know How To Take Advice

One of my favorite quotes is “Experience is not the best teacher, Mentorship is”. I mean why go through all the stress of making mistakes and failing when you can learn from the mistakes and experiences of others? Life is too short to experiment, explore mentorship!

Today, Michelle talks about an important virtue for everyone who desires to go far in life- Know how to take advice

Let’s hear what Michelle says on this one:

No one comes into the world knowing everything there is to know about relationships. I find it interesting that the Bible tells older women to be teachers of good things “that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed (Titus 2:4-5 KJV). So listen to your mentors! Single women really do need an education when it comes to this whole relationship thing.

Michelle (My woman crush everyday)!
Michelle (My woman crush everyday)!

Now it’s important to understand there’s good advice and bad advice. The secret to taking good advice is actually quite plain and simple. Take advice from someone who has been successful at accomplishing what you want to accomplish. Find someone who has a successful marriage or relationship and use that person as a source for sound counsel. Are you really serious about being prepared for love? Take counsel among the successful, submit your findings to God, and allow the Holy Spirit give you personalised instructions for your situation.

Personal Note: One of the things I find myself doing frequently is asking questions. I love to learn from the experiences of others. Sometimes, what I am learning is different from what they are communicating. Learning through mentorship would help minimise our mistakes and maximise our beautiful experiences. It’s important that you don’t venture into a new territory- be it relationships, marriage, motherhood, etc without learning from those who have gone ahead of you with a consistent level of success.


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