About 10 years ago, I went to my managers office to ask for some advice.
I was dealing with a tough customer situation and wanted to know how to handle it. We talked for about 20 minutes (I did most of the talking, he did the listening) and came to a good conclusion on what to do next.
But right before I left his office, he said to me… “Joel. I don’t know why you come to me with these problems, because you already know how to fix most of them. You ask for a lot of “advice”, when you already know what to do. So next time, just go do it.”
I think this is a common weakness many of us need to snap out of. (especially when making real life decisions). We ask for too much advice, permission, or various people’s opinions before we decide how to live our life.
Today, know this: You are smart enough to solve your problems and make choices for yourself. Running things by others might feel nice, but it’s not usually necessary because you probably already know what you’re going to do.
So, just go do it.
Just found this from 9 years ago. Cooper’s first bath.