Here's another installment in our weekly series of motivational quotations, personally selected to get your week off to an inspiring start.
“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer, but wish we didn't.”
Erica Jong, U.S. author (Fear of Flying) and social critic.
I like the cynical insight at the heart of this quote: the suggestion that we seek advice to avoid doing something we know we should do. Not always true, certainly, but often enough to make us question our own motives next time we go looking for a second opinion.
Two-for-One: I also like this quote of Jong’s: “Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”
The equivalent in entrepreneurship: Lots of people have good ideas. What makes a winner is the courage to endure the hardships that make it happen. I think most entrepreneurs can identify with the notion of “the dark place.”