Advice comes to us in many ways. Some is verbal, but many times the advice we get is through the actions of others.
Here’s the worst advice I’ve personally received:
-Just blend in here.
-Don’t read. I don’t and look where it got me!
-Treat everyone the same in annual appraisals. Aren’t we all equal anyway?
-Think of yourself first.
-You know after your back surgery, you won’t run again, right?
-You’re trying too hard.
-Lower your standards.
-It didn’t work for me…it won’t work for you either.
-Some people are just bad at math.
-You know…not everyone can get a CSP.
-What do enlisted Airmen need graduate degrees for?
-You are different. So don’t expect others to perform as well.
-Professional development? Nah…I’m too old for that! Besides, I’m retiring in 10 years.
-You can’t fix stupid. (from a senior leader referring to injuries around aircraft)
-Stay in your lane.
Don’t believe it. Not for a second. You were born to win and win big.
*What’s the worst advice you’ve received?