Taking My Own Advice

By Kristian Buckner | Jan 14, 2013

Maybe it's just me. But, I have discovered that I am wonderful at giving advice. When someone comes to me with a problem I am usually good at looking at all the aspects and creating a logical solution. Do what makes the most since for you to do. You want to be in shape? Logical answer: Work out. You want to have a boyfriend/girlfriend? Logical answer: Find someone you like, and that likes you, and make it happen. Sitting on your bottom, shying away from what you want isn't the solution. Perhaps I can think logically when my emotions don't play a role in anything, but when it's my life, my emotions kick logic out of the entire room and completely take over.

I'm not the only one, right? I think that generally, except for the very strong willed minds out there, we are very good at giving advice, but just not taking it. The culprit here is our emotions. Our emotions can be stronger then our logical minds could even fathom to be. (Just imagine them arm wrestling: emotions has been working out while the logical mind hasn't worked out a day in his life.) But I'm coming to the stage where sometimes the advice I give, especially here on the blog, is the advice that I should really be taking. My own. So, the logical solution: take my own advice, and act on it. But it's easier said then done.

So I am embarking on a journey to deciding logically the things that I should do with my life, and then, finding out how to place those ideals into reality. Thus far, I'm not terribly sure what step one really is, but at least right now I know what I'm looking for. I know what I should be doing, now to convince myself to do it.

One of the things I'd really like to convince myself to do is to really keep up writing here once a week, not every other week. Maybe even more then once. The problem is I'm not inspired. So here's the first bit of advice I'm going to give myself and try to take. I'm going to write, because I want to, and because I should. So every Monday before I write anything, unless already inspired, I'm going to set aside time specifically to get inspired, by whatever means.



If anyone's got success stories that they'd like to share, or ideas on how I should go about taking my own advice for more then a few minutes, let me know. My email is, kristian.buckner@yahoo.com