Taking a second opinion in your endeavours can do you good but only if it fits perfectly to the path that you have chosen. Getting advice from people can do wonders for you. However, taking it from the wrong people can set you way back from achieving your goals. We at Millionaire’s Sayings have compiled a list of all the wrong pieces of advice you should always stay from!
1. Be yourself
You’ve often found so many people advising you to ‘be yourself’. I’ve certainly met a fair share of these people in my life. But is advising you to be your true self really good advice? One might not think so. It’s true, authenticity does take you far in life but should it always be made use of everywhere you go? Most definitely not. In some areas of our life, new opportunities require different behaviours. One that might not exactly fit in with who you exactly are. The only constant in life is, CHANGE and not being able to conform to that is the biggest failure one can face.
2. Working hard can make you achieve anything
There is no doubt that working hard will make you reach your goals but working hard in the wrong direction certainly won’t. Hard working people often become frustrated when things don’t go exactly as they planned. Some take time but others seem to be going nowhere. So why is that? I am not talking about working towards your passion but finding what you work and building it up with all the passion you have. The secret is to be self-determined.
3. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
That’s the famous saying of the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, a saying that has been overly used and fixed in every situation possible. Sufferings are indeed a part of everyone’s life. Some come out stronger from the calamities they face but some don’t. Every person has a different threshold for pain, a limit to what they can endure. For some people, it’s more like what doesn’t kill you, makes you weaker. If that’s the case with you, you need to do yourself a favour and walk away from anything that takes away your peace of mind.
4. Everything happens for a reason
No, it does not. This phrase is definitely my least favourite thing to say to someone. The phrase is mostly used as a consolation to make you feel comparatively less awful about the horrible things that might have happened at some point. We need to stop adding a silver lining to abominable things happening around us and covering them in a false pretext of ‘it happened for a reason’. It also perpetuates the idea that everything we do is meaningless and we do not have any control on our life. What you can say in alternate of that phrase is, ‘what happened to you sucks and I’m really sorry it happened. But you can always be careful the next time’. Way better, no?