"Advice is dressed in motive and cloaked with concern. Therefore, it's necessary to discern what they yearn before you give their door knob a turn. For where they lead you may deceive you and leave you alone in a position you'd never condone."
Understand the roots of the person providing you with advice. In most cases, people give you advice based on their biases and experiences. Now while everyone’s biased to their own realities, some people can realize their biases and offer an objective point of view. Those who can’t, offer advice that will most likely have you travelling down the same roads that they did. That may be good or bad, however, the point is to make your own decisions to make your own way. When you have your own ideas, advice either adds or subtracts, it doesn’t replace them.