Often times that people would just give out unsolicited advice to you and it would literally be something that would totally annoy you. Experts say that people usually give this advice even if they weren’t asked to is because it would remind them of a certain situation, whether it happens to them or it happened to someone they know. There are even times that people would give advice to you even if they haven’t applied it to themselves and just saw it on the internet or a movie.
Then again, there are actually those kinds of real and at the same time known to be general pieces of advice that people give, especially when it comes to getting into a career or striving for something. Turns out that these pieces of advice may work for most people, but it doesn’t exactly mean that it would also work for you. People have different purposes in life and despite how much you copy someone’s path to success, there is a big chance that your path is not exactly meant to be that way.
Which is why there are times that some general advice may not be something you should actually listen to, and here are some of them.
Passion Must Be Followed At All Times
People often say that whenever choosing your own career, you must make a wise decision by following whatever it is that you are passionate about. They say that success would not come to someone who is not exactly passionate in what they are doing, which may be true but this doesn’t necessarily mean that passion is the only thing you would need.
What most people need to remember is that passion must always be something that would relate to your actual abilities. Some people fail in their chosen careers because they have too much passion, but they don’t have the ability to actually back up that passion.
Just like singers, people who love to sing doesn’t have to be a singer, there are some who simply has a great voice and would love to embrace their talents. Then again, there are people who love to sing and are passionate about singing, but they don’t exactly have the talent. This is then something that could lead to too much belief in oneself.
Believing In Yourself
There may be times that people would say that all you need to do in order to reach for the stars is to believe that you can.
This is something that must be told to towards people who has confidence issues, for people who need a little push in order to gain that self-confidence that is often missing. However, there are people who simply believe in themselves way too much that they no longer need to hear those words.
Too much confidence can actually be pretty bad, if you hear people say to you tons of times that all you need to do is to believe in yourself, then it could sink in and nothing else would matter. You start to ignore other important stuff such as having to have enough courage without sacrificing being humble in what you do. You may start to act so egoistically without you knowing and it could definitely affect the career path you’re trying to get into.
Believing in yourself is definitely not a bad thing to say to someone, it’s just that there are times people see it as if it is the only thing that is going through their minds. This often gets accompanied by advice to just be yourself. People usually tell you to always be yourself, that you must not worry about what other people would say or think about you. When doing job interviews, this has got to be the most used words people tell you, it usually means to simply not be afraid to show what you are capable of, and that you are an amazing person.
Unfortunately, some people take this way too literally. Being yourself doesn’t mean that you are excused to do things that may be inappropriate for some people especially if you are at work. You may have habits that might not work well with other people, and if you just ignore it and be yourself at all times, you may be seen as someone that is insensitive.