When we’ve solved a certain problem in our own life, it’s easy to assume our solution will work equally well for other people. This is a mistake.
I get it… it feels great to have mastered a difficult problem… and many of us naturally have an inclination to help others.
Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to forget that everyone is different.
The ideal solution for you and your life may be completely wrong for other people.
Instead of arrogantly assuming we know the solution to other people’s problems, I find it’s much more helpful to offer support and compassion.
I recommend listening carefully to other people and assuming they are already doing their best. Allow them the freedom to handle life in their own way.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you know what’s best for others.
In other words, it’s fine to make occasional suggestions, but don’t give advice.