Will they appreciate your advice if they have not asked for it?

It depends I guess, on whether they like the advice or not.
It also depends on whether they like you.

It is not what you think the value of your advice or input is. It is what they believe it to be.
It lies in the eye of the recipient. Why ?
Simply because everything is relative. There’s black and white, surely, but there are also shades of grey.

What does this mean for you?
It means that just because something makes sense, doesn’t necessarily mean that it be thought of as such by others.
It means that just because you give advice that people will likely receive it.
It means that it doesn’t matter whether your input is factual, well thought out or true.

It is relative, to the recipient.

I came to this conclusion when I realised that sometimes, people don’t want to get advice. They actually want to be heard.
Sometimes, even if what you say makes sense or is true, some may not want to face it.  Facing it may mean having to deal with it and that may be too hard.

Does that mean that you don’t share your insight? No, it doesn’t but you do need to be careful as to who you share it with.
Sometimes, it may bode you well to listen instead of speak. You might pick up on something.

About rowena morais

Media Communications and Editorial Specialist. With my strong professional network of contacts, I help individuals and organisations, particularly those within Human Resource and Technology, strengthen their skill-base and brand through compelling writing, beautiful design, content marketing and publishing. Let's talk.

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