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The Arrogance of Blog Advice

Peyton Manning puts on a “passing academy.”  It cannot be disputed that he has the credentials.  You probably would be better off attending his football camp than reading my tips on how to succeed in the NFL, even though I was captain of the 7th grade intramural flag football champions.

There are folks who have a lot to say about subjects on which they have little or no experience.  They are presenting themselves as experts but might not be.  Usually I don’t know the difference.

I recently read a blog written by someone I know personally.  It was about the importance of thanking those who help you.  It was good advice.  I agree completely.  The problem I have with this particular author is that my wife and I have helped her financially in significant amounts over the years and seldom been thanked by her.  Advice is more welcome from one who practices what she preaches.  Otherwise, it is hypocrisy.

It got me to thinking.  Maybe Dale Carnegie, who wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” had no friends.  Maybe his family read his book and thought he was a hypocrite.  I doubt that was true.  I expect he had incredible people skills.  However, the person who has trouble showing gratitude but writes about it made me wonder.

It also made me wonder about my own hypocrisy.  In my posts called “Suggestions from a Searcher” I write about time management techniques, yet I waste a lot of time myself.  I write about forgiveness, yet I have not forgiven a friend for a recent thing he did which I see as a wrong against me.

People are funny critters.  (I am quoting Walt Garrison).  Somebody else said, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

On the other hand, even us hypocrites can give valuable advice.  The gal who has trouble saying thanks is an excellent writer.

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Suggestions From A Searcher — Part Twelve

This is the twelfth section of Suggestions From A Searcher.  It is about the paradox of freedom through structure by persevering in daily disciplines.

https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/persevering-in-daily-disciplines/

Suggestions From A Searcher — Part Eleven

This is the eleventh installment of Suggestions From A Searcher.  It is about action plans for implementing your goals.

https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/specific-action-plans/

Suggestions From A Searcher — Part Ten

This is the tenth installment from my book, Suggestions From A Searcher.  It is about mission statements and mottos for goal-setting.

https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/a-mottos-mission-statements-and-goals/

Suggestions From A Searcher — Part Nine

This is the ninth installment of Suggestions From A Searcher.  It is about your unique mission in life.

https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/your-unique-mission-in-life/

Suggestions From A Searcher — Part Eight

This excerpt is about visualizing the person whom you want to be.

https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/this-is-the-eig/

Suggestions From A Searcher — Part Seven

This section of Suggestions From A Searcher is to help you discern your natural gifts as a step in goal-setting.

https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/what-do-you-love-to-do/

Suggestions From A Searcher — Part Six

This is a link to my book, Suggestions From A Searcher.  It is about your purpose in life.

https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/whose-are-you/

Suggestions From A Searcher — Part Four

The link below is to the 4th segment of Suggestions From A Searcher.  It is about seeking God’s wisdom.

https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/seeking-gods-wisdom/

Suggestions From A Searcher — Part Three

This is the third installment.  It is about God’s will for you in particular.

https://cowboylawyer.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/gods-will-for-you-in-particular/

 

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