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Not all advice is good advice.

In fact, most advice isn’t good advice for you.

The ideas themselves might be accurate. And the insight might have helped someone else create outrageously amazing results.

But they’re not you.

They don’t have your life experience, resources, skills, experience, or drive.

So while the big picture might be right, a thousand tiny variables that determine success or failure won’t work for you.

Which means you have to think for yourself. You have to be self-aware enough to know what you do best and what needs improvement.

Which is hard all by itself.

It requires a level of honesty and raw self-transparency that most people aren’t willing to have when looking at themselves. When judging themselves.

Most people just want to make excuses for their failures and crow about their wins.

So being honest — truly honest — about what needs to be fixed is no easy task.

But once you’ve mastered that, you have figured out the advice part.

Because you’re no longer on the receiving end. You’re on the searching end.

You know what you need to fix and you’re looking for advice about that particular thing.

You’re not letting yourself be distracted by everyone else’s good ideas.

The bad ones too.

You’re not controlled by the criticism and skepticism of your doubters.

You know who you are and where you want to go and are working actively each day to find people who can help you get there a little bit more quickly.

So before you go chasing that magical advice that will solve all your problems, take a moment and think about you.

Think about your dream and where you want to be.

Even if you had the perfect advice, do you have a track record of doing whatever it takes to achieve results?

What’s the most important thing you want to achieve right now. And why?

Just because someone smart and successful told you that “you need to do” something isn’t a good enough reason for you to change your life plans to go do it.

What is most important is that you’re​ honest enough to know what it takes and strong enough to do what it takes for as long as it takes until you reach the finish line.

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