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One of the most effective decisions we can make is to stop taking advice from people who are not successful. How many times have we turned to a friend, family or neighbor who is in a worse or similar situation for advice ? It is like the blind leading the blind, we turn to people we are comfortable with and they are not necessarily the person who will have the information we need to improve our situation..comments plz.

Asked by sumati gayki, 23 Jun '09 10:01 am
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I do not agree with you. All you need to know is the person who is advising you is your well wisher or not.An unsuccessful person do know why he failed in his venture and he can guide us about what we should not do. Knowing what we should not do is more essential than what we should do.
Answered by Josna, 26 Jun '09 09:47 pm

 
  
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Taking advise from successful nor unsuccessful is not the matter. How far it is useful to you and how effectively you are following matters. Advises are to be taken when needed and from whom is not the matter. But always you are the best judge for any situation. Listen to your heart and work. Things will be success. What is good to you may not be good to me. What works to me may not work to you.
Answered by Lakshmi Lakshmi, 23 Jun '09 10:55 am

 
  
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You are totally wrong dear.
Our teachers teach us, we learn from them. Why? They are not successful, otherwise they would have been somewhere else. Then, according to you, we shouldnt learn from them.
We take advise from our parents. Not all parents are successful, then why do we have to take advise from them?
There are advisors also, why do they have to advise what they cannot practise? Why do we have to take advise from them?
I would suggest to take advise from the people who are not successful. They wont give you any advise, but they will share their experience. It is wholely upto you to take their experience as your advise and come up in life.
If my thinking is wrong, please let me know.
Answered by anthony stephen, 23 Jun '09 03:43 pm

 
  
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You're right. Do not take advice. Just look around at people who have succeeded in life through their own (hard) efforts. Late Dhirubhai Ambai - a petrol pump attendant in Yemen. Dharmendra, a shoe shine boy at Victoria Terminus, erstwhile Bombay, Jackie Shroff, Ani Kapoor the list is endless. They have all worked hard to reach their present status.
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 23 Jun '09 10:09 am

 
  
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Hi Sumati, I am agree with you we should not take any advice from anybody and should take our own decision, but in india culture is not like that we think 100 times what society will say n what relatives will say before taking any decision and ppl will give advice without asking also, its upto us how firm we are on our decision n how much that decision is favarable for us. In western country the person is taking decision at the age of 15-16 yrs, they are very clear about their needs and they r focused and most important they get support from family but in india u get more of critisism and less support, if u fail u get critisism, if u success u dont get support.....
Answered by Kiran, 23 Jun '09 10:08 am

 
  
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Did'nt you say in another question that mistakes are necessary and useful, and that we learn a lot from them? How then can you say that people who are not successful are not in a position to give advice?
Answered by Sunil Mathur, 01 Jul '09 10:55 pm

 
  
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Not agreed. Only after looking on reasons for non success we can choose bettar way for success. Bigest Problem in we Indian that we do not want to help poor in the field. If all the teachers start thinking like it, how & who will lession childersns & Student those shall be your future and our country future. It does not mean that successful are to be avoid. they are also equal fruitful .
Answered by Pulwal Inc, 27 Jun '09 10:02 pm

 
  
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Yes. Advice from a successful person is best. But advice from an unsuccessful person need not be bad. We can learn from his mistakes, if we read between the lines. His failure might have seeds in his understanding the problem. Unless we study the failure and its causes, we are not likely to get good advice.
Answered by Subhash Palsapure, 26 Jun '09 12:51 pm

 
  
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Successful in what ? each and every human being is intelligent to advice in certain areas. he is not successsful because of so many parameters.it is always advisable to take the advises and the decision should be urs.
Answered by surendra, 26 Jun '09 10:07 am

 
  
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I wish and hope that we all at QNA are doing well but dont you think we are not that 'successful' or may be not as much successful as you are but still we seek each others advice on various topics and they are mostly useful. also we do not blindly follow anyone s advice . it's like 'suno sabki karo mann ki'..............
Answered by Shashank Sharma, 25 Jun '09 03:27 pm

 
  
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