Check out this excerpt from organizational psychologist and author Adam Grant’s newest book Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things published in Behavioral Scientist. Grant explores the process of seeking out advice and explains why talking to an expert in a certain area or topic may not be the advice you actually need.
“No one else knows your exact journey. But if you collect directions from multiple guides, they can sometimes combine to reveal routes you didn’t see. The more uncertain the path and the higher the peak, the greater the range of guides you’ll need. The challenge is to piece the various tips together into a route that works for you.”