What do you think is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received in your life?
I’m talking about something that has stayed with you throughout the years and that you still go back to for guidance?
We all have those special words of wisdom and these 12 Twitter users were nice enough to share the advice that has stuck with them.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Let someone else decide.
This is good.
I had decided not to submit an essay to a journal, feeling it wasn’t good enough. A friend reminded me that it’s not my job to decide that. I submitted it and got my first academic publication. I’ve had lots of rejections since then, but never pre-judge my own work.
— Mike Sell, PhD (@mike_sell) March 21, 2021
2. Take care of #1.
Always a good idea.
The only person you trust is your self?
— Lucky Luciano (@BFlorencerip) March 21, 2021
3. Words of wisdom.
We should all do this.
In moving from peer to a manager, I was told “always go to any happy hour or event you’re invited to, but always be the first to leave”. 20+ years and it’s something I have always remembered and followed.
— Jill Addy Wright (@addywright68) March 21, 2021
4. You probably won’t get it back.
It’s the truth!
My uncle told me whenever a family member (or friend) asked to borrow some money I should only ever give an amount I’m comfortable not getting back.
— Toks 4.0 (@Toksyk27) March 21, 2021
5. A big sign.
Keep an eye out for this.
My mother told me never to get involved with a man who dislikes cats – especially if he *does* like dogs. “He likes dogs because they’re obedient; he doesn’t like cats because they’re independent – if he doesn’t like it in a cat, he won’t tolerate it in you”.
— Pragmagressive ?️? (@talespin22) March 21, 2021
6. Don’t escalate.
It’s usually not worth it.
You can almost always escalate a situation at some point in the future, but you can rarely deescalate once you go down that road.
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) March 22, 2021
7. Amen to this one!
I wish everyone listened to this advice…
Don’t listen to preachers who tell you how to vote or politicians who tell you how to pray.
— AlbertaSux (@AlbertaSux) March 22, 2021
8. Take care of yourself.
Ask as many questions as you need to.
When your boss asks you to take on new roles/responsibilities, ask them which current ones you will be able to give up in exchange. Saying “yeah, I got it” every time will leave you over extended and likely to screw one or more of those things up.
— SuperSerial (@YepMFiSaidIt) March 21, 2021
9. Sometimes it’s best to keep your mouth shut.
Zip it once in a while!
“You don’t have to have an opinion on every subject, and you don’t have to share every opinion you have.”
— This Miami Sound Machine Kills Fascists (@ohyahfershure) March 21, 2021
10. Thanks, Granny.
It’s a good idea from time to time.
From my great grandma: “You better shut up.” Following this advice has saved me a lot of trouble ?
— Holly (@datanerd_holly) March 21, 2021
11. Be careful out there.
Defense is the best offense.
Drive like everyone else is trying to kill you.
— Nicole David ?? (@obbiecole) March 21, 2021
12. A real gem!
“Think twice before criticizing someone who has done something you haven’t.”
A film professor told me that at FSU. I appreciate that wisdom more as I’ve gotten (much)
— Mike Avila, “Dumb Woke Count” (@mikeavila) March 22, 2021
How about you?
What’s some of the best advice you ever got?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know. Thanks!