John Steinbeck said, “You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway.”
It might seem a little harsh, but it’s about humility. None of us has all the answers. And no one ever grows by talking, they grow by listening.
It’s about who you’re getting your advice from.
If you go to a financial advisor who hasn’t achieved their own financial goals, how much better off are you going to be anyway?
As it relates to chasing a career in music, a lot of people play their songs for their best friends and their family members, and if they say it’s good, then they believe it’s good.
Make sure that you’re ready to hear hard truths.
Your song might not be as good as you and your friends think it is.
The record may need completely re-worked.
You might have listened to the mix so many times that you’ve lost perspective and can’t hear that it’s not ready yet.
You have to be willing to be bad at something on your way to becoming great.
Find mentors and peers you can trust, ones who can be honest with you.