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It never ceases to amaze me that every time I give a speech, do a
seminar, or talk with people one-on-one, I get inundated with
questions seeking the almighty answers to all that ails them.
However, when I press them to come up with an answer to their own
situation, they usually respond by offering their own solution
right back to me.
They say things like:
“I know I should do ---------, then ---------, then ---------.
After that, all I need to do is get so-and-so to do ---------,
and then things will really come together.”
Do you see where this is going?
More often than not, you already know the answers to your own
dilemmas. I mean, who could possibly give you better advice on
your current situation than you could give yourself?
The sheer fact that you’re reading this article says volumes
about your self-esteem, drive, and quest for improvement. You’re
already a winner. How many people come to you for advice? A lot,
I bet. Doesn’t that tell you something?
Look, use common sense here. If you’re in a situation that calls
for a professional outside opinion, such as a health matter,
emotional issue, spiritual guidance, etc., I understand and
recommend seeking such counsel.
Yet, if you look in the mirror and realize you need to drop a few
pounds, do you really need another book, fad diet, or the latest
and greatest exercise gizmo in your life? Or do you simply need
to apply what you already know and give yourself the same advice
you’d offer someone else in the same situation, such as: Avoid
fatty foods, get off the couch, and do a sit-up or two?
You get the point, right?
So let me ask you a question and challenge you as I do each
Do you have a lingering issue or two that you need to take action
toward correcting? Maybe you need to work on creating new
relationships, get started on that business idea, write the book
you’ve been thinking about, or have that talk with someone you’ve
been meaning to confront for months. You know what you need, and
you know what you need to do.
So let me ask you:
What advice would you give yourself?
Keep Smilin' !
By: Keynote Speaker Gregory Scott Reid
Speaker and two-time #1 best-selling author,
The Millionaire Mentor and Wake Up: Live the Life You Love