Accepting Advice - by Ravi Patel

 

“I never learned from a man who agreed with me.” – Robert A. Heinlein.

 

Critics might be frustrating to Entrepreneurs and might even get under their skin. However, critics can teach you important lessons. If you listen to people who only agree with you, you are not going to learn something new.

 

It is always important to weigh different sides of any issue to reach the optimal decision. If everyone around you only promotes one side – your viewpoint – you will never see the other side. Listen to people who don’t agree with you to understand differing opinions. You might even find those perspectives more useful than you own and it could lead to a better decision, product or service.

 

It is often better to accept good advice from critics than bad advice from your supporters. Just because someone does not agree with you does not necessarily make them wrong. Similarly, someone who agrees with you is not always right.

 

Entrepreneurs should accept good advice, no matter where it comes from.

 

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