Often people encourage other people to do things they would not do. I typically do not do this. I really only recommend things that I believe actually work and I learn based off of the things that work out well for me and the things that do not.
I’ve taken a step back to think of the things that people do that are completely contradictory to the things they say and I’ve adjusted my weight of their opinions based on their actions.
Knowing who to listen to is just as important as knowing when to listen to them. I pride myself on listening to myself but I have to admit I’m a bit more influenced by other people’s opinions than I’d like to be.