What's The Best Advice You've Ever Received?

What's the Best Advice You've Ever Received?

Follow your dreams. Stop caring about what most people think of you. Don't marry that person. We've all (hopefully) received valuable advice in our lives. What's the best you've been given so far?

Illustration by Brian Hagen

The best advice could be an oft-repeated cliche ("Do what you love and do it often"), yet one that still resonates with you. Or it could be something very specific, like "you really should quit your job".

So let's hear it. What piece of wisdom has always stayed with you?


    In the world of IT: Do your job & do it well but don't do it so quickly that expectations of your abilities become unmanageable.

    "Never become a video editor"
    So I never did, and pursued a career in Graphic Design.
    Fat lotta good that did me in the end. ;)

    Alan Watts - Life as Music

    Don't do things you can't live with.

    Don't worry about things you can't change. Change the things that you can

    Breath through your nose when in the dental chair :)

    Last edited 16/05/14 9:53 am

    It's not who you are underneath, it's what you do that defines you.

    The content of what you say is far less important than how you deliver it.

    Last edited 16/05/14 10:08 am

    "One lives but once in the world" - Goethe

    It's often phrased a little differently these days.

    Last edited 16/05/14 10:14 am

      you mean #yolo mofo?

    It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be niceee (German Accent)
    - Scooter -

    "With great power comes great responsibility!"

    "Don't marry a girl just because you got her pregnant, and always shave upwards"
    - My dad to me when I was 13.

    Never looked at my mum quite the same way again, but the shaving advice was spot on.

    "Never spend too much energy worrying about things you can't control."


    "Worry about what YOU are doing, not what others are doing."

    Those 2 things will make your life much less stressful.

    "Never try to recreate past experiences, they never live up to the memory."

    I'm gonna go with with "don't marry that woman"

    turned out to be epically good advice - no one gives it unless they're sure

    1. You're only as fast as the slowest person you love.
    2. Life isn't about how many good times you have, it's about how you handle the bad times that count.
    3. Nothing in life stays the same, except change and the better we can deal with change the easier life will be.
    4. Don't piss into the wind.

    Talking well about a topic can give others the consoling illusion that you have mastered it.

    When working remember that the company and you may not have the same goals, Advocate for your needs and wants the company wont.

    And, In IT Certifications are everything, keep them valid, up to date and useful

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