(Closed) What is the best piece of advice you ever received?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

Something along the lines of: “A single conversation or idea can change your whole life… both for bad and for good”

Post # 4
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

I read somewhere that there is no point in beating yourself up for not being good at something. The only think it does it make it harder to improve. As soon as you forget about judging yourself you can learn much faster and more effectively. 

Post # 5
169 posts
Blushing bee

Never let someone BORROW any more than you can afford to GIVE them.

Also, never let what a man brings to the table, be all you have to eat. 

Post # 7
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Don’t beat yourself to death because of your mistakes because as humans we all have done things to hurt ourselves as well as others….and this one will always stick with me:  Be mindful before  passing judgment that If

 we were all unveiled we might find ourselves in a similar  or worse situation than the person we’re passing judgment on.


Post # 8
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

It’s better to regret the things you did than to regret the things you didn’t do. 

Post # 9
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I saw this quote on Facebook, about 6 months ago, amd really took it to heart, since I have a hard time biting my tongue.

Post # 10
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

YOLO? Haha..

To be present in every moment, to still plan for tomorrow, but to interact with others like it was your last day.


Post # 11
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

After I finished my 2-year degree, a woman I had just started working with said, don’t do it, keep going. (When I said I wanted to take time off school).

Post # 12
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@mcarey2:  “Never let someone BORROW any more than you can afford to GIVE them.”

Good advice there.

@Aquaria:  “It’s better to regret the things you did than to regret the things you didn’t do.”

Heard this one before. I can honestly say that it depends on what you did… my greatest regrets are definitely things I did, rather than things I didn’t do!

The best advice I recieved sounds odd initially…

I was probably about 12 or 13 and putting on makeup to go out. I was really worried about my spots and felt self-conscious. My grandmother said “what are you prissing yourself up for? Nobody is looking at you. Why would they care what you look like? They wouldn’t know you from Adam.” It was amazing advice because not only did it make total sense (nobody is looking at you because you are simply not important enough to them for them to care) but it was really liberating.

Post # 13
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@happilyeveraftergirl:  it actually was something I read ( right before finding out I had melanoma- deadly type of skin cancer). It was the way this guy looked at life. Instead of saying “why me?” He said ” why not me?” And that really helped me not feel sorry for myself. Not just then but even flat tires, running late etc… It really changed the way I think.

Post # 14
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@happilyeveraftergirl:  Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Post # 15
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Best advice:  Sometimes you have to figure out what you DON’T want in order to figure out what you DO want.

I also love this Dr. Phil quote:

“How you live each day is how you live your life.”  Powerful, that.

Post # 16
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I worked in sales throughout university. We were always told to “ask for the sale”.

I applied this to many areas of my life. If I hadn’t asked for things, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Women especially need to stop being afraid of asking/going for what they want.



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