The best pieces of advice about life in existence are not shrouded in proverbs or parables. They are the plain words we so often regard as clichés.
From Grandma’s pearls of wisdom to sayings from the internet, here are a few of the best pieces of advice you will ever receive:
Figure out what you love to do, and then figure out how to get someone to pay you to do it.
This is probably the best career advice you will ever receive. Find something you enjoy doing and you will never have to work a day in your life. Make it a point to discover your talent, train to perfect your craft, and make a living out of it.
Choose your friends wisely.
Your circle of friends can be your downfall or contribute to your success. Many people have gotten into trouble and made terrible mistakes because of the people they chose to trust and surround themselves with. We are a reflection of our friends so choose wisely.
Stay true to yourself.
A cliche to most, but it’s the best piece of advice you’ll ever receive. We only have one shot at life, and it’s in our best interest to live each day in a way that will bring happiness and satisfaction into our lives. Learn to trust your instincts and stand by your decisions.
Don’t make decisions when you’re angry. Don’t make promises when you’re happy.
To make decisions you won’t regret, try sleeping on it for at least a day and see if you’ll feel the same way the next day. If it persists, feel free to move forward. Let your instincts guide you but take your brain along.
If you blame it on someone else, don’t expect it to get better.
This life advice teaches us to take responsibility for our actions. The only way to grow and learn from your past actions is to acknowledge your errors and make a conscious effort to make changes.
Respect other people’s opinions even when they differ from your own.
A true evidence of a mature mind is that which can listen to the opinions of others without throwing a fit or starting an an aggressive debate. You may never agree with them but you can listen objectively.
Love your body. Take good care of it.
A combination of body positivity and personal care can do wonders for your life and improve your overall health. Make it a point to exercise regularly and eat balanced meals. Your body is the only “house” you have to live in so treasure it.
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, but there will always be someone who hates peaches.
You are not for everyone; and that’s okay. Not everyone has to love, respect, and accept you; and it’s important to understand that your worth doesn’t lie in the opinion of others.