Have you ever had a friend who loved to give away their unsolicited advice? Or do they act like they know everything? Or maybe do they act like your opinion does not matter? If so, what did you do to handle the situation? Did you stand firm on your opinion? Did you give advice? Did they actually listen to you? If we are thinking about the same kind of person, then they probably did not receive anything you said well. I have been in so many situations where I am talking with someone who just wants to fights every word that I say. These people were even individuals who I would have called friends. They only gave away their advice and opinions, but never received any others. Unfortunately, their state of mind is constantly trapping themselves from being moldable and being able to grow; however, their troubles are also affecting us who are trying to be better.
Do not emulate someone you do not want to be
Well, it is a no brainer to say that you do not want to be like a certain person, but your choices will determine what you will become. Someone who gives advice and never takes any is someone you do not want to be. Then why would you hang around them? Why would you listen to them? If they are not someone you want to associate yourself with, then separate yourself from them. It does not matter if they are a friend; you need to reduce your time you are around them, because their actions will influence you. Do not let their toxicity seep into your life. By choosing to remain around a close-minded individual, you begin to copy their moves and ideas. Therefore, break away from them to prevent yourself from emulating them.
Always be moldable
To be completely frank, you will never know everything. You can only try to be the person you want to be. I strive for this everyday, which is why I listen to personal development podcasts almost every single day and find ways to better myself. I do not claim to know everything and I understand where my limitations are, because I know myself. I am moldable. I find this mindset to be best, because you can easily surround yourself with great individuals who can give you their knowledge. I have had several mentors help me along my path in life and I utilize them to give me so much knowledge. My growth is constant, because I choose to be moldable. You can be who you want to be if you choose to surround yourself with great people. One of the attributes of a great individual is someone who is able to give and receive advice easily. But, it can be tough to find someone like this, especially when your friends are not like this. That is why you need to unfortunately need to start separating yourself from people who you do not want to be like. In your journey of growth, you are going to lose friends (I am speaking from experience). If you do not lose any friends, then either you have some fantastic friends or you are holding yourself back. Make the decision to be moldable and surround yourself with great individuals.
Be someone who gives and receives advice
People love giving advice, but sometimes they do not like to receive any. Do not listen to people who would refuse your advice. Life is not a one way street. There are so many lanes and directions. Make sure that you surround yourself with great individuals who you respect and can give you appropriate knowledge to better your life. Your life will grow if you choose to grow.