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What’s One Of The Best Pieces Of Life Advice You’ve Received?

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  • Tue, Aug 14, 2018 - 08:13pm

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    Adam Taggart

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    What’s One Of The Best Pieces Of Life Advice You’ve Received?

Learning lessons via the School of Hard Knocks is always painful and often slowly-paced.

If we're wise, we take care to seek the counsel of those more experienced than we, and listen hard to what they have to tell us.

Heeding their advice can help us avoid major mistakes, damaged relationships, lost precious time — and even put us on the fast-track to prosperity.

"Never go to bed angry at your partner". "Spend less than you earn and invest the difference." "Take calculated risks, but not too many at once." — these are all examples of pearls of wisdom that will benefit those willing to follow them.

I'd like to start aggregating some of the "top hits" of this kind of life wisdom.

What's some of the best advice you've received in life?

Let us know in the Comments section below.

 

  • Tue, Aug 14, 2018 - 10:23pm

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    travissidelinger

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    From babies to politicians

“From babies to politicians, life is not about right or wrong, it is about what you can get away with.  And it’s your job to make sure your neighbor isn’t getting away with TOO much.”

 

I love this statement because it explains so many human interactions.  Now I’m not advocating for global selfishness.  On the contrary, I am right there with Chris saying that either we move to living sustainably or this global human experiment will have a bad outcome.  However, most people will gladly burn that last barrel of oil while pointing a finger at neighbors and saying it’s their fault.

  • Tue, Aug 14, 2018 - 11:28pm

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    Grover

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    Choose Wisely

The most important decision you’ll ever make in your life is “who will be the other parent of your children?”

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - 02:10am

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    Locksmithuk

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    Get it in writing

I think it was Holly Johnson from Frankie Goes To Hollywood who said once in an interview that the best advice he’d been given was “Get it in writing”.

 

Turns out it’s pretty good advice. I think back to a lot of times in my personal life and in business when I’ve been grateful to have had things signed & sealed. I’ve watched a few fair messy situations as a sideline observer, where things have gone horribly wrong in a he said / she said entanglement.

 

Then there were some others from some publication I read somewhere about 50 bits of advice from an 80-year old. My favourites were:

1. Choose your life mate carefully.  From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery

2. Be modest.  A lot was accomplished before you were born

3. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them

4. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job might seem to be

5. Don’t expect life to be fair

6. My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am

7. Never miss a good chance to shut up

8. [Particularly appropriate for our times]: I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts

9. If you start thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering someone else’s dog around

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - 02:13am

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    Yoxa

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    Be Proactive

Wisdom from my grandmother:

You’ll have regrets over things you shouldn’t have done, but you’ll have deeper regrets over things you should have done but didn’t. Err on the side of action!

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - 03:23am

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    dcm

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    “If you’re going through

“If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Churchill 

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - 03:25am

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    Hotrod

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    Sex advice from my Father

My Dad, who was a man of few words when it came to me and anything to do with sex said this, Never have sex with anybody you wouldn’t marry.”  I thought it was pretty corny at the time, but the older I get, the wiser he becomes.

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - 03:37am

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    suziegruber

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    the journey

The journey is more important than the destinatiom.

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - 03:37am

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    suziegruber

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    the journey

The journey is more important than the destinatiom.

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2018 - 03:57am

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    Barnbuilder

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    Buy Once, Cry Once

Quality is an essential factor of anything material that you purchase. Get the best and maintain it. Have cheap knock offs for secondary uses.

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