We’ve all been there…the victims of being subjected to unsolicited advice from friends, family and strangers. Every now and then, it sticks. I love when someone drops a truth bomb on you that makes you stop and utter: “WHHOOOAAAA” for five straight seconds.
This happened to me when recently, after bellyaching to a trusted source about how some crazily-dressed rando on Instagram told me that I “wear too many boring colours and I should…blah blah blah”. My friend looked at me, looked at that rando’s own Instagram account and told me firmly: “Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t trade places with.” That truth bomb will stick with me forever.
If you can’t find a job, make one for yourself.
“Don’t put spoiled milk back in the fridge and expect it to be fresh again.” – referring to exes (there’s a reason he or she is now an ex)
Be obsessed with greatness.
Perfect is good. Done is better.
Whenever someone speaks negatively of you, consider the source.
What you think of me is none of my business.
Manners can take you further in life than money can.
After a setback, put a time limit on feeling bad, then MOVE ON. Love this one!
Don’t let someone else’s crazy become your crazy. And on that note… “Your emergency is not my urgency!”
You’ll miss out on a whole lot waiting for other people to be ready. Don’t be afraid to do things alone. Love this and a personal mantra of mine.
Life happens when you’re busy making plans. Cherish every moment and don’t overthink things.
When people show you who they are, believe them.
If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.
Know your value and worth at all times.
A family member once told me: “You need two kinds of money. “Walking around money” and “running away money.” – and always keep them separate.
It’s ok to be selfish with your time.
Don’t f*ck with people you don’t know!!!!
Before sending an angry email, sleep on it first.
Sometimes, it’s okay to quit. Quitting is good!
Shut your mouth and listen more often.
Trust, but verify.
Do no harm, but take no sh*t.
I really loved each and every response I got! This was definitely one of the most fun posts I have ever written. A big thank you to each and every one of you who wrote in!
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received? Please share in the comments…