A wise man listens to advice
Arthur Goldberg says: “lf Columbus had had an advisory committee, he’d still besitting at the dock.”
Two boys went ice-skating, and one of them fell through the ice. His friend, who wasquite a bit smaller, saw him thrash around in the water and then disappear under the ice.
Frantically, he tried breaking through the ice with his skates and his fists to get to him,but it wasn’t working,
Suddenly, he spied a huge tree limb lying at the side of the pond. He ran to it, pulled it over to the spot where his friend was trapped, and amazingly, lifted it up over his head and drove it through the ice, creating a hole so his friend could get air. Then, he pulledhim out of the water.
People marvelled at how such a small boy had been able to lift such a big limb and savehis friend. So they asked, “How did he do it?” Several explanations were offered, but the best one came from the boy who’d been rescued. He said, “He did it because thereuas no one around to tell him be couldn’t!”
When you must ask for advice, always ask someone who;
(1) wants you to succeed as much as you do,
(2) shares your faith,
(3) holds your values, and
(4) respects your goals.
Otherwise you’re better off on your own -for at least that way there’s nobody aroundto tell you what you can’t do!