Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed. (The Bible)

Some people are so independent that they refuse to accept advice from anyone. They think their plans are perfect (“inspired” even) and no one else could add anything of value to their well thought-out ideas. It doesn’t take long, however, for most of us to discover that we will profit when we listen to the counsel of others’ wisdom and experience.

The wise listen to advice. . . . Wisdom is found in those who take advice. . . . Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. (Proverbs 12:15; 13:10; 19:20).