What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

By emilanton

I know most of you have mentors and people that inspire you, so I was curious to find out what is the best piece of advice you have received and if you cared to share it with us in the answers.

In my case it came from my father who said:

You’re not entitled to anything, but there’s nothing that you can’t earn!

It’s something that stuck with me along the way and I know some of you will find it useful, that’s why I wanted to share this with you and see what else made you better as humans, managers, business owners etc.

The community will definitely benefit from your answer so don’t be shy!

Discussion - 16 Responses

  • The best advice I received in the past years came from my best friend’s mom some time ago and it regarded finding and maintaining a job. She said something like this!
    “What you quit your job? That wasn’t the boss not liking you, it was him testing you to see if you have guts to do great things.”
    After this she said the thing that I considered a great advice for all of you out there:
    “When things get though don’t quit, just imagine this is another test and after that you will probably be promoted”

    So, this is what I consider a good advice, hope you will find it useful.

  • “Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda

    Sounds silly, but it’s amazing advice. When you say you’re going to try something, you leave yourself an out, an excuse. If you fail, hey at least you tried. Your success is tied to whether or not you attempted the thing, not whether or not you accomplished your goal. You can go your whole life just giving it the old college try, but never really accomplishing anything.

  • It is only after we have lost everything that we are free to do anything!
    This is your life and it is ending one minute at a time!
    If you are not willing to risk the unnusual,you will have to settle for the ordinary!
    Do not wish it was easier,wish you were better!

  • I rarely listen to advice, because it’s mostly given from an individual point of view and due to a more or less unique experience. People are different, so they experience life differently.

    But still, there’s one sentence that’s stuck on repeat in my head, and that would be: “If you never try, you’ll never know.”

  • It’s hard to pinpoint just one advice. Lots of wise words make sense in different situations but for me, one thing that will always be relevant is self-awareness. Every once in a while, take a step back and look at yourself. If you are happy with who you are, keep doing what you’ve been doing. If not, change.

  • Probably, the best piece of advice I’ve ever received came from a dear friend of mine. It was something like this :

    ” One minute of work is one step closer to your dreams! So stop procrastinating and get back to work! “

  • My top 5 favorite quotes in no particular order. They are from great motivational speakers and I repeat them almost daily to myself, sometimes more 🙂

    If you don’t change, neither will the results
    You have to want success as bad as you want to breath
    Just do it and do it and do it until the job gets done
    Don’t focus on your past, you aren’t going that way
    You don’t like where you are? MOVE, you’re not a tree

  • The best advice I got was from a millionaire. I met him randomally and I asked him questions about his business and he told me “aim small at first. Do small goals, even if it’s about yourself or education. Then each goal you hit, get bigger and bigger then you will get that big goal that you always dreamed for”

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