Day 25 of the Blogging Challenge:
(five more days!)
what is the best advice you've ever received?
source unknown - the best token of life's wisdom out there, don't you think?
Over the almost-twenty years of my existence
(birthday month, I see you coming up!),
I've received plenty of solid advice from friends and family.
There have been the time-honored, and very necessary
words of wisdom such as: be kind, follow your dreams, moisturize,
eat your greens (still working on that one), the hardest part is always starting,
There are two very particular pieces of advice, however,
that have stayed with me through the years and helped me immensely.
And those are the ones I'd like to share with you today:
1. When you taste something delicious,
hoard it and feast upon it every chance you get.
(Not really, but let's pretend.)
THE REAL #1 PLEASE STAND UP:
#1. I forget who told me this,
but someone very, very wise said that whenever
you fail at something, or whenever you don't get what you want,
think about this:
what makes you so entitled?
and that will change your entire perspective,
make you work harder,
and/or work differently to gain what you want so badly to achieve.
#2. My middle school orchestra director, Mr. D,
once told me to never use the word "hate,"
because it's too strong of a word - he said to use
"strongly dislike" instead. I slip up every now and then,
but it has still given me perspective on what I truly love and hate -
there are very few things in the world that I actually hate (and should hate),
and it's very liberating to realize that.
What's the best advice you've ever been given?