The Value of Guidance

There is a reason why some of the most successful people in the world still seek out guidance from colleagues, business coaches, pastors, mentors, etc. No one knows everything, nor can we ever learn everything. So naturally, we seek guidance from others who may know just a little more than us or may have a different take on the situation.

It’s also important to seek advice not only in situations where we don’t know what to do, but also in those situations where we may think we know what’s best. If you are anything like me, you have been in a situation at least once where you thought you knew the best way to handle something only to later find out there was a way better way to go about it (Hello, YouTube instructional!). I know I didn’t seek out the guidance like I should have in those situations because I thought I knew what was best.

Seeking guidance can not only provide us with new information or the opportunity to learn a new way of doing things, it also allows us to see things from a new perspective. Many times, just changing our perspective can help us to see our situation in a whole new light. Guidance can keep us accountable and even provide us with encouragement along the way. It can help alleviate anxiety. I know there has been a time in all our lives that we have felt anxious about a situation and once we spoke with another person about it, we instantly felt a relief. This is because we tend to look at situations as a worst-case scenario and once we share our concern, we no longer carry that burden alone.

At the end of the day, seeking guidance from others is only going to increase the likelihood of us becoming more successful. It’s going to help us build community and trust in all facets of our lives. There is incredible value in this way of thinking and in humbling ourselves to ask for guidance. I challenge you next time you are unsure in a situation to take the step and seek out guidance. I doubt you will regret it.

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