Proverbs 1:5 (ESV)
Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance.
Wise people listen and learn from what they hear.
Start today, this new beginning, out right by listening more than you talk. In the book of Proverbs, written by Solomon (called the richest and wisest man to ever live), we hear this same advice. Ideas and thoughts may come to you quicker than those around you, but there is still something important about listening more than talking. You only have two ears and one mouth, and that might be a sign that God built us to listen twice as much as we talk.
The Bible says we add to our learning, and, one day, we will be able to cash in (get paid) on all of the listening. But also, as you listen, the verse says that we should also get guidance (that's understanding) that everything we hear won't always make sense. There will be some things in life that, no matter who you are, will need to be explained to you. However, you have to admit you don't know everything, this is a good lesson to learn no matter your age, and then go get the guidance.
Listen more than you talk and get guidance from the right people. Listening and guidance comes from God and the people God has placed in your life to help you. Not from music videos, radio, or your favorite TV/reality show. Pray that God would guide you and that He would bring the right people into your life.
Dear Lord, help us to listen more today than we talk, and to gain from our listening what You have for us to learn. We also pray that we would seek the right people for guidance in the area where we need help. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.