Day 60 Question 60:
Throughout life what are some of the life lessons, tips, words of advice you have received?
Throughout life I have been given many life lessons from different people throughout my journey. I have received words of advice and tips that have stuck with me throughout the years that have rang true all the way through. I thought it would be fun and interesting to share with my readers what words of wisdom I have received throughout life and see how they compare. Some of these might come with a comical value but if you think about them they are still true ;0)
1) If you BELIEVE you are defeated, you are in fact defeated! (I live by this)
2) Don’t run with scissors!
3) Don’t judge a book by its cover! (I have had to re-learn this MANY times)
4) Being in a relationship does not define you and is not the end all be all!
5) Trust your instincts! (They are shouting at you for a reason)
6) Sex tapes and naked pictures are NEVER a good idea! (I do not know this from personal experience…I swear…but come on…you know you would leak them if someone did wrong by you ;0)
7) The 5 second rule applies in MOST situations NOT ALL!
8) Men are simple. Women are complicated. Live it. Learn It. Accept It!
9) It is your choice to be happy and it is your choice to be unhappy. If you choose the latter don’t make everyone else suffer.
10) Two wrongs do not make a right…even when you are super pissed. No good will ever come from slashing someone’s tires or calling them out all over Facebook! Trust me…YOU will look like the bigger fool.
11) Don’t be the person you think everyone else wants you to be. It will only cause stress and anxiety and you will eventually forget who you really are.
12) NO ONE knows everything. A know-it-all is never appealing. Think before you speak. Do you really know as much as you think you do?
13) Paying someone a compliment (even a complete stranger) could turn their whole day around.
14) SHARE! This applied when we were kids and it still applies now. Don’t be selfish…it only makes you ugly and no one will want to be your friend.
15) Money and material items will NEVER buy you happiness. The only way there is through kindness and compassion.
16) Take ownership for your actions. Say Sorry when it is needed. It may be insanely difficult but the weight off your shoulders will be well worth it.
17) Stay clear of ANY products with an anal leakage warning.
18) Meet your neighbors. You never know when you might need a cup of sugar or a ride to the emergency room!
19) There IS a different between sexy and slutty.
20) Don’t manipulate to get what you want. Babies and children do that…let’s leave it up to them!
So I am dying to know what words of wisdom you have learned throughout this journey called life! Remember sharing is caring! ;0)
Ok before I get started I feel I must drop an opinion about your number 8. Men are not simple, men are complicated as well, I feel (this is just my opinion) that men are direct and women are indirect. Men go straight to the source and try to “fix” things where women care about your feelings and following the appropriate pathways to emotional, spiritual and physical success. This gets confused with being complicated.
Now, lessons I have learned.
1. I’d rather work with five people who have tried an failed horribly than one person who has succeeded at everything.
2. He who yells first loses. A person who has lost their temper cannot think rationally anymore.
3. A liar is a liar is a liar. They won’t change so take what they say with a grain of salt.
4. If he/she cheated with you to be with you, when that person leaves their significant other what makes you think they won’t do it again to you.
5. The word “can’t” really means I won’t.
I have more but those are my top five. I love your blog keep up the good work.
Excellent list. I would add the greatest bit of advice my father ever gave me related to leadership. “If you have to tell people you are in charge, you aren’t” You can substitute any attribute for “in charge” and it still works.
8 (men simple v. women complicated) seems stereotypical. however, i agree.
love the picture of doc brown. one of my favorite characters and movies.
18 (neighbors) is important.
19 (sexy v. slutty) deserves its own post
16 (apologize) is probably the most important for relationships. it’s what i would have said if i were to offer advice. now i have to think of something else.
9. (happy/unhappy) not always. things happen, and they make us unhappy, but we don’t always choose them. sure, we might choose to dwell on it. i’m with you there.
If 8 is true, then I am a man. 🙂
Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, you’re right.
Good is the enemy of great.
…and for all you trekkies out there…
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one, or the few.
I’d like to let all my neighbors and potential neighbors out there know that even though I don’t know your name and frequently complain about your loud a** children, I will absolutely, positively, give you a ride to the ER if you’re in need of it. And if the roles are ever reversed and you refuse to help me…I will haunt you. lol
Ha Ha Love It :0)
I laughed at 6 and 8 so much! Awesome list, most of this applies to what I’ve learned throughought life, specialy 2 (I just can’t stop running with scissors!)
One thing life taught me is “you must take responsibility for your actions”. Bad things tend to happen, and more if you run around with scissors…
I live by #13, it’s a great little boost of positive energy for both parties I feel. And really, what harm could happen in telling someone something nice?
I’d agree with more but I think I’d just be saying something about each haha. Lovely list, I completely agree with the points you’ve made. This has reminded me to go say Hi to my neighbors when I next have a chance!
Never compare yourself to others: you were born to be unique. Love yourself for what you are.
My life lesson actually comes from a poem, and helps me remember my mum (she passed away 6 years ago). It goes “You are the evidence of your mother’s life, and her mother’s and hers.” Something about that just reminds me of her, and keeps me honest and true in the way she would want me to be.
Also #1 and 11 I couldn’t agree more with.
I keep a book of motivational quotes and thoughts. Instead of writing in a diary all the bad things that happened (like I normally did) I turn it around to a more positive point of view. This way I spend more time focusing on the lesson rather than the negative. It makes me smile to go back and read them. Most of the time I can’t remember the bad situation that created the positive thought. And that is the point. So I guess its working.
Don’t judge others whose shoes you can’t fit into. (this is my latest favorite)
I totally sign on to all 20 lessons in your list! I would just add that we should NEVER, EVER forget our dreams. We should always seek out the most possible light of all types in which to follow those dreams.