In ancient Greece, those who needed great insight into their lives or wanted to know what the god had in store for them would travel to a sacred site in in the mountains and venture into the caverns to find a priestess of the god Apollo. This priestess sat above a chasm in the earth from which spewed plumes of smoke that she would breath in deeply and answer questions of the people who consulted her in a mysterious and opaque manner. She was called The Oracle of Delphi, and her cryptic responses helped many an adventurer find their way.
You know the answers to your own questions, but are too afraid to trust yourself in following those answers — so you seek out your own version of the Delphian Oracle and try to get them to tell you the “right” answer.
When you lay out your problems to friends and co-workers and ask them what you should do, you’re really hoping they are going to suggest the response you already have in mind.
As a matter of fact, you’ll just keep asking other people the exact same question (sometimes you’ll just ask the same person over and over again) until you get the answer you wanted.
Be Your Own Oracle.
The next time you’re tempted to go off in search of the answer to a question, just ask yourself and really listen to your own inner voice whispering the answer in your head — and believe it (believe yourself).
If you still doubt yourself, why not just flip a coin or ask a Magic 8-Ball?
It can’t be any worse than taking suggestions from random friends when you already know the answer in your heart.