What's the best advice you've ever received in your life? 💭

Been seeing a ton of new faces in the community over the last few weeks, so I figured we could have another fun thread to get to know each other all better. What better way than to share some words of wisdom that we’ve been given? The words that we use to guide our own paths can often be helpful to others in their journey. :world_map:

:pushpin: Question: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received in your life?

Here are some prompts to spark the discussion:

• Did someone share a piece of advice that profoundly impacted your life choices or outlook on life? Tell us about it.

• How has this advice influenced your personal growth, relationships, career, or overall well-being?

• Has this guidance offered you a new perspective or helped you navigate challenging situations with grace and resilience?

• Did the advice come from a mentor, friend, family member, or even a stranger? Share the story behind this valuable insight.

• How do you apply this advice in your day-to-day life? Has it become a guiding principle or mantra for you?

:bulb: Let’s create a safe space for sharing wisdom and inspiration. This doesn’t have to be something direct. You can provide a quote that has stuck with you from a movie, song, or tv show character. Whatever words resonate with you most and that you think would be of value to other members of the community.

1 Like

The advice:

You should only blame yourself for anything bad happens to you.


How has this advice influenced your personal growth, relationships, career, or overall well-being? Has this guidance offered you a new perspective or helped you navigate challenging situations with grace and resilience?

It developed a more responsible version of myself.

Did the advice come from a mentor, friend, family member, or even a stranger? Share the story behind this valuable insight.

This is funny, But I myself planted this advice through my soul through 21.5 years of breathing.

How do you apply this advice in your day-to-day life? Has it become a guiding principle or mantra for you?

If I failed my exam, it’s my fault as I didn’t study well (smart) … not because it was hard,
If let a virus corrupt my pc, it’s my fault because I was not cautious about the stuff I download.
If misunderstood/mis-judged an information, it’s my fault to not get deep into the topic or research.
etc…

1 Like

Love this. Accountability is critical to your own growth. The things you tell yourself about the way things play out ultimately shape how you take action going forward.

I’ll share a couple of pieces of advice from my Dad that I’ve used to help guide me through a variety of seasons in life.

The first is definitely not a quote that my Dad came up with himself, but he was the first to ever say it to me…

Done is better than perfect.

As a recovering life-long perfectionist, it can be difficult for me to accept that a task is complete even if I haven’t spent 3487593847598324 years fine tuning “the details”. The issue is how this perfectionism holds you back from getting things done to completion. Sharing your completed work with the world and getting honest feedback is how you get better. You can always improve it as you go. So done is better than perfect, because done moves you closer to the goal, and perfect is probably an illusion you’ll always be chasing.

The second is:

Never do anything out of desperation.

This has always stuck in my head, especially in moments where I feel I “need” to take action. It reminds me to breathe, think, and explore the challenge from a variety of angles before I act. It was especially helpful to me throughout my youth as when you’re young sometimes you’re just not as thoughtful as you should be. This one quote has saved me from a ton of headaches.