Check out the line advice is judged by results not by intentions explained fully in this post.
Before I delve into the meaning of this quote, please be informed that this quote has been paraphrased or reworded.
And this quotation is NOT by Marcus Tullius Cicero.
You can read all about it over at: Advice Is Judged By Results Not By Cicero.
Advice Is Judged By Results Not By Intentions Explained
Now, let’s get to the meaning of this quote:
An advice, just like an idea is usually judged by its result or outcome.
Ultimately, people don’t care or bother your well intention advice is, how brilliant an idea is, or how much you have strove to come up with your so-called innovative plan.
They can understand and accept your intention or purpose.
But ultimately, they want to know the desired end result or conclusion.
In short, what’s the result?
The fact it’s the result that counts or matters.
That’s the reason why we keep hearing phrases that include: result-driven, result-oriented, or what’s the final conclusion.
Just a story, we all want to know the ending of it.
All said and done.
No doubt, generally, we like to say results matter, but to achieve it, we have to take action.
Taking action is crucial in achieving success.
We all have heard the expressions: it’s not the destination, it’s the journey, the process is more important than the goal, and questions are more important than answers.
Reflect over these insightful quotations of taking action:
“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Essays By Ralph Waldo Emerson, First & Second Series, Two Volumes In One, Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1883, Second Series, II. Experience, P. 62) source
(The quote is also found in: Essays Series 2 By Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1st World Library, 2004, Experience, P. 45) source
“The thing done avails, and not what is said about it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
(The Complete Prose Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, With A Critical Introduction, London: Ward, Lock & Co, Limited, 1803, English Traits, First Visit To England, P. 232) source
(The quote is also found in: The Prose Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, In Two Volumes, Vol. II, Boston: James R. Osgood And Company, 1875, English Traits, First Visit To England, P. 162) source
“…to ask the right question is far more important than to receive the answer.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
(The Flight Of The Eagle By Jiddu Krishnamurti, Morning Light Press, Wimbledon, London 2nd Public Talk, 16th March 1969, ‘Thought Breeds Fear’) source
(The quote is also found in: The Flight of the Eagle By J Krishnamurti, Foreword By David Skitt, Random House, 2014, 1. Freedom: Thoughts, Pleasure And Pain) source
“Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” – Thomas Carlyle
(The Modern British Essayist, Vol. V, Thomas Carlyle, Philadelphia: A. Hart, Late Carey & Hart, 1852, Carlyle’s Miscellaneous Writings, Signs Of The Times, P. 187) source
(The quote is also found in: The Selected Works Of Thomas Carlyle, Edited By F. Randolf Ludovico, Signs Of The Times, Lulu.com, 2014, P. 11) source
(Another source of the quote is found here.)