Advice: Being One’s Own Shrink
It is very easy to give others advice. That I have learnt over time. When faced with other people’s crises we tend to become expert shrinks. All of a sudden we know what should be said or done by the person facing the said crisis.
Life however always has other plans. It seems to have perfected the art of laughing best and last. When tables turn and the crisis befall us, it is only then that you begin to question the feasibility of your advice.
The reason for this piece
Once in a while we need to learn to take our own advice. For some reason however we find it easier to brainstorm solutions for other people’s problems as compared to our own.
Maybe it’s because we can isolate ourselves from the situation hence applying rationality and logical thinking to the situation. Whatever the reason is, I realized that once you come face-to-face with a given situation, your own advice dissipates. Your brain freezes and even forgets the advice you offered to people who’ve been in similar situations.
Advice: Follow your heart but take your brain with you
Why I actually chose to write this
I’ve been telling my friends to keep trying; to keep giving things their best shots and of course to chase their dreams. Of late, I’ve been challenged to chase my own dreams. Which dreams in particular, one may ask.
Surprisingly, I’m still not sure. Before you judge, take a moment and think about it. We all reach that point in our lives when we are at crossroads and uncertain of several things. Basing on my current experience, I am almost certain that’s the dilemma I am currently facing.
It is a tough phase: chasing your dreams and having some of them shatter right before your eyes. It changes you and sometimes turns you into a version of you that you don’t recognize.
At some point giving up appears to be the best option you have left. The most important thing however is for you to keep going. You might see a way out but you need to keep moving.
Keep trying to figure things out but don’t put the rest of your life on hold while at it. You would be surprised by your own ability to figure many things out at the same time.
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About taking my own advice
Currently I am working on it: chasing my many dreams. Maybe not the conventional way but I’m making an effort. I still dream of being a celebrated author.
Probably not a self-help book writer but an author nonetheless. I took my first steps: someone is going to read this and it will probably have an effect on them. It might take sometime but I’m going to take my own advice, hang in there and keep writing. Someday, I know I’ll be grateful I chose to do so.
Author: Teddy Gladys
Teddy Gladys is a freelance writer for Newslibre that loves writing about the ways of life, its mysteries and other forms of art.