What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

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  1. “Son, I’m 50 years old, and I’m still trying to figure out how to adult. It’s gonna be okay. Just take it one step at a time, and you’ll get where you need to be. And always ask for help when you need it. Anything can be fixed, as long as you’re honest about it.”

    I keep going back to that. Especially when I’m concerned about not adulting the right way, like making sure I get things on time or remembered that email and such.

  2. Not sure this is the “best” but it’s what’s coming to mind and it’s specifically work related.

    Due to a bizarre set of circumstances at one point in my career I was a junior nobody reporting to a senior executive. He would bring me to meetings when he knew they were going to require grunt work that would end up at my desk anyway and he thought it would be best for me to get the info I needed directly instead of him relaying it later or filtering it through middle managers on his team. So I ended up in meetings with people way above my level.

    I asked if there was anything I should do to make sure I didn’t step out of line and he told me “Pay attention to how people introduce themselves – whether they do so by function (what they do) or their title. Guess which are easier to work with and generally more competent.”

    With a few exceptions, I found this to be very true over the decade that followed.

  3. *Keep moving forward.*

    That Meet the Robinsons quote got me through some of the hardest moments in my life, when everything felt like it’s hopeless and dark and shit.

    Even until now, it’s a life motto. Thanks, Disney ❤

  4. Well the one that made me feel nice was my friend in a relationship telling forever single me that “If you are not happy whitout a relationship you wount be happy in one” made me feel like i wasn’t missing out

  5. It’s very situation-specific and it was said as a statement rather than advice, but it was brilliant and it became something i always consider now. I was getting very into one issue and considering some big decisions, when a friend told me, after listening for a while – “you just want a change”

    The point was, the whole thing didn’t matter, I just needed something to change so I picked on anything that seemed like it could open the door to some new plot line in my life.

    That was great advice because it stopped me from going into something id regret. But even later in life, it became a question I ask myself a lot in general. Am I so into some specific thing that comes up (and might not be right for me at all) or am I just trying to change something in my current situation, and what is the real thing I need to change.

  6. To be honest, now that i’ve stumbled upon this post, I realized that I have never received an advice that I consider super helpful or I still latch on to up to this day. Is this normal?

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