I have a personal rule to not follow any advice unless the person giving it has taken their own medicine and lived it themselves.
It’s not that they’re advice is bad per se, it could be fantastic advice, the problem is it’s not backed up by hard work and practice.
I can talk about political ideas all day, but when it comes down to it, I have no idea what it takes to be able to work for the government or the kind of pressures you’re put under. The same goes to anyone who has only read or heard about a skill or trade, but not actually have been there themselves.
I’ve learned the hard way, never take the advice of an armchair player. Studying the in’s and out’s of the game doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to play. That takes experience and lessons from the ground floor. Life moves fast too. Just because you’ve experienced it back in the day doesn’t necessarily mean you know the tricks of the trade now. The game is constantly evolving and changing.
And you can’t get experience from a book. Ideas, insights, strategies and wisdom you can test yourself — but you still have to do it.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner