What is the best advice anyone has given to you?

@jillhill (37383)
United States
August 3, 2008 6:10pm CST
The best advice anyone gave to me was to reach for your dream.....and don't worry about what others that are invovled are doing....just stay focused on what you want because you can't control their behavior..so reach for your own star and everything will fall into place. So what is the best advice anyone's given you...or what is the best advice you could give to someone else?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
3 Aug 08
I know that mine is going to sound so typical and normal but I was always told to just be myself, don't try to be something or someone else that you want other to think you are.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
3 Aug 08
After re-reading my reply that last didn't come out right at all. I was told not to do something or to be someone that I think others might want me to be so I can fit in.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I understand both.....and that is very good advice!
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• United States
4 Aug 08
It really is the best advice! After finding out who you are!!!
@riyasan (25)
4 Aug 08
once my husband told me that i cannot make everyone happy ..so i should stop worrying abt others and do things that make me happy...i think it is a good advice for me becoz whenever i wanted to do or say something, i would always think if someone would be hurt or upset abt it or not....but now , i have stopped worrying and started doing things that i enjoy and life has become more pleasurable.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Good advice and good for you!
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@skenthal (1022)
• Turkey
4 Aug 08
my best advices were given from my dad try to be yourself and just trust urself nobody else :)
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Wonderful advice on both counts!
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@palonghorn (5485)
• United States
4 Aug 08
That is good advice. The best advice I was ever given came from my mom, she told me 'pick your fights carefully'. In other words don't argue, fuss, complain about every little thing, but if it is something worth fighting for then do so. The best advice I could give someone is 'life is too short to be unhappy all the time'. If you are unhappily married, unhappy with your job, where you live, etc. Don't just complain about it, do something about it. You have choices, and you can change your own life for the better. It might not happen over night, but you can do something to have a happier life.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Both are very good advice! You do need to pick your fights carefully....and I also believe that life is too short to live unhappily...
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
To always follow the Golden Rule: "Do unto others,what you like others do unto you." If you obey this adage, then you'll grow spiritually and morally as a person. Thinking of other people's benefit is the greatest and noblest act. It indicates a deep sense of goodness and a higher moral consciousness. What is amazing is that when you ensure the benefit of others, you would also be ensuring your benefit as well.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
This is very true.....wished everyone lived by the golden rule!
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@yogeshdhusa (2237)
• India
4 Aug 08
Hi jillhill, i agree with you, I have many friends and relatives, they have many habits which i dont like and i have tried to change it... but i was unable to and i got frustrated.. somewhere i read these word " dont change others, change yourself" then i tried changeing myself, started ignoring those bad habit and now i am free. i just tel them that this is not good, if they listen "its fine" if they dont listen, "still its fine" forgiving and forgeting , helps a lot.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Good advice!
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
4 Aug 08
Hi there jillhill, I still keep the sms from my good friend Steven from London, He said; Good 2 let all the negativity go sayang(Indonesia=dear) as keeping it bottled up tidak bagus(Indonesia=not good) As you create your own reality look inside for answers as those who have used, abused you ect, did so at your invitation. Physical - heal thy self spring to mind. Now no moretears, selamat tidur(Indonesia=Good nigh) and mimpi manis(Indonesia=sweet dream), ok? Steve trying to use indonesian language, isn't he sweet? and i save this sms till now at my cell phone to remind my self. Happy posting!! oxox'dian
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Thank you for sharing such wonderful advice!
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@ellie333 (21029)
4 Aug 08
Hi Jill, That is excellent advice, I think for me the best advice was just to be myself at all times and to be accepting of others at all times also, so people like me for me not an image that some people try to portray and the best of all for me was to trust in God, which I do and everything will fall into place, my needs are always met somehow. My advice to others would be to never let go of your dreams, similar to what you were told really, but I stayed focused on my dream of living by the see from when I was a child and also had a picture I bought in the early ninties of my ideal home by the sea and in 2000 I moved to the sea and am living that dream for real. Ellie :D
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Very excellent advice!
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Off the top of my head I can recall my mother telling me to enjoy the kids while they were young. She was so right but I didn't agree with her at the time. It was hectic and difficult at times. Looking back, those were the best years of my life. Having our kids home with us in the house and being a big part of their lives. They are grown now and I do enjoy being with them but they have their own agenda which limits our time together.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
And that's the truth! When they grow up and move away you wish they were back home...or at least closer!
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Years ago when I was taking a night class at a local college (up north where I used to live), one of my professors asked me if I was going to continue my education. I told him "no" and he asked, "why not?" I said, "Because I don't have the money." He said, "You don't need money to get an education. You can get scholarships and loans and things like that. And if you do have to get a loan, it's very low interest and you would be able to pay it all back with just your first year's salary after getting out of school. You need to talk to people in the Admissions office right away. You must continue with your education." I was completely clueless about all of that and within the week, I went in to the Admissions office. As they say, the rest is history. I now have a masters' degree and my education was one of the best things I ever did for myself. The best advice I would give someone else is exactly the same as I was given--get as much education as you can. And, I have been giving it over and over for the last 15 or 20 years. Any time I get the opportunity to push education with any person of any age, I do it. And I always tell people, "It's never to late to get more education."
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
That truly is good advice! And it's wonderful that you pass it on!
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@Mshell (62)
• United States
3 Aug 08
Once upon a time (lol) my Dad and I were peeling potatoes for supper. My Dad told me to always be sure that my peelings were thin enough to see light through. When I asked him why, he told me that a man should always check his girlfriends peelings before marrying her. If her peelings were thick-she was a rushed cook and careless. If they were thin, she would be a wondferful cook and not wasteful. It may not have gotten me any further in life, but it made me see things in a different light...and my cooking rocks!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I love it....your dad gave you some wonderful advice! And really it's the truth too!
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• United States
3 Aug 08
Well one time in school i o was having problems with other people and they were herassing me and evrything else. at first my mom told me to let it go in one ear and out the other. then it got worse so we went to the police station and filed a complaint. everything is fine now.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I am so happy things have worked out for you!
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@myfanwy65 (1030)
• United States
4 Aug 08
The best advice ever came from my dad. He told me I could do anything I wanted to if I just put my mind to it. That helped a lot with my self confidence. I know that my dad is pretty biased towards me. But, it was still good advice and a nice thing for him to say.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Aug 08
That was totally inspiring.....and wonderful for your father to say to you which means he really believes in you!
• United States
4 Aug 08
Follow your fears!! Fears can hold you back, but if you face them head on, they go away and your free to live without limits.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Aug 08
That is wonderful advice and true too!
@karjyo (830)
• India
4 Aug 08
The best advice i have got is- Do your duty sincerely and leave everything on god......Have a nice day.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
And that also is very good advice!
• India
4 Aug 08
my best advice is given by my friend, he said not to go after all girls whom u had crush on, but to go for girls u like most and agree to u
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
That is very good advice!
@NettyB (336)
• United States
4 Aug 08
One day at a time is the most you can do.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
And that's the truth!
• China
4 Aug 08
any good words can't be true in any way,any bad words isn't likely to be destined to die.the key is how to look on the barriers when you're in trouble. If you give a best advice for some people,you will be praised,however we should't ingore some one who are against us,without them,we can't go further in life.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Interesting response!
4 Aug 08
The best advice given to me was about healthy.My best friend told me that i should play football once a week.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Thats very different advice but if it works for you then good for you!
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 08
One of the best advice given to me was from my ex-boss in a multinational company : "Focus on the issue, and not the person" This piece of advice serves me well throughout my career. Whenever problems happens I am able to apply this and not allow emotions to influence me. I could be professional in my dealings with them, remembering always to focus on the problem, and not allow personal issues into the picture.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
4 Aug 08
That's some powerful advice!