The Best Career Advice I Didn’t Take

The world is full of people eager to dispense life and career guidance. Most advice, though, even from the wisest among us, isn’t universally applicable. Timing and life stage can exert a big influence. That’s what makes both giving the right advice and — if you’re on the receiving end, deciphering it — so challenging. Related: How and When to Give Advice (Hint: It’s Not as Simple as You Think)Over the years, many smart people have handed me advice. All of it had wisdom behind it, but for me, some of it didn’t point me to the right path. To that end, I came up with some “responses” of my own to well-intentioned suggestions I simply could not accept:

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