When we ask for advice we are seeking encouragement that we are on the right path. We are looking for guidance from those we trust. We are showing respect because it makes the other person feel valued when we ask them for help. We get more useful advice when we take the time to completely describe what we need, THEN seek their advice asking for: lessons they’ve learned, similar situations in their experience, clarification, options, potential challenges, their point of view.
Sometimes we don’t need advice we just need someone to listen. Let us know the wisest advice lies within ourselves.