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Advice.... "Guidance or recommendations offered with regard to prudent future action".

That's the meaning of advice, not the end all be all plan in the real scheme of life. We've all sought advice at one point or another in their lives. Whether it was good advice or bad advice, in the end you do with it what you will. I'm here to tell you that all advice isn't necessarily good advice. What has worked for one person may not work for you. We all have to figure out what our own path in life is. People....stop seeking "advice" from that best friend, coworker or cousin who seemingly has it all together. 9 out of 10 they're going through their own hell that you just aren't aware of.

When it comes to figuring out what the best plan for your own life is. The answer will never come from another person telling you what you should do with your life. It won't come from a parent, sibling, a friend, a therapist or your local pastor.... the answers for your life in the end will always come from YOU. So no matter how much advice a person gives you, in the end you will always need to create your own big plan and keep learning along the way.

The biggest problem with society is we're always looking for that quick fix in life. Seeking advice is usually that quick fix. Whether it's wanting the best health, or searching for the perfect mate or wanting that perfect job we want it NOW. Most people aren't willing to put in the time and effort that it takes to achieve the life that you dream about. They just want it the quickest, easiest way possible. So this is where advice comes in once again. We feel that if we just follow the advice of that person who appears to know what they're talking about my life will turn out perfect.

Right???? Well, sadly life isn't a book nor is it ever a fairy tale. Taking someones advice and solely thinking your life will suddenly improve will never happen. In order to capture the life that you want you have to put in the time to truly figure out who you are and what it is that makes you happy. If you don't know what it is that makes you happy, then I'm here to tell you that happiness will never be in another person or thing. Happiness begins with YOU.

So in the end it's okay to listen to the advice of others. It's okay to incorporate that advice into your own lifes plan but have your own focus in mind. Stop searching, googling and facebooking your lifes plans and truly take a step back into your own mind to figure out "what now". Society has created a world where we think we can fix our life with a click of a button, a shot or a pill. Until you stop this type of thinking you will never locate true peace and content.


My Advice

Teresa Lopez

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