I’m a huge fan of machete-like pieces of logic which can be used to chop through bullshit. So today I am re-gifting a razor sharp piece of logic which you can use to get choppy on the clumps of poo flying about in your world:
“Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t trade places with.”
– Darren Hardy (Author of The Compound Effect)
I love that line because it’s dead simple. It encourages us to be extremely picky about whose advice we take to heart. Otherwise we’re exposed to potentially shitty advice.
I hadn’t realized this before now, but acting upon advice from a sub-awesome source is like following a map made by an amateur cartographer. We’ve all had exposure to shitty directions. The instructions weren’t clear, or possibly even wrong, and time was wasted. If we did reach the destination, it was a pain in the ass to get there. The journey was way more work than it had to be.
If I’m going somewhere, whether it’s an actual geographical destination or an abstract future milestone in my personal or professional life, I want a great map. I want to act on only excellent directions.
And I want a sharp piece of logic to cut through the bullshit.
Thanks for the Bullshit Machete Darren!