When you hear advice and you think it’s not specifically relevant to your own situation, do you react violently? Do you pull a Hulk and yell, “THERE’S NO WAY THIS ADVICE APPLIES TO ME,” and then you stomp off? Well, good luck finding someone who will spoon-feed you the exact advice you need.

by owenbooth

A good principle instead is to ask yourself, “What CAN I glean from this advice? How can I sift through it and apply it to my life?”

Even U.S. presidents don’t need to agree with someone 100% to get something done: “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.”