Ever since we shared our secrets to self-confidence and the ways we stop ourselves from worrying, I’ve been thinking about all the solid advice we’ve received over the years from family, friends and even strangers. I’d love to explore that today, friends! Have a question? I’d love to hear it, so feel free to email me (mellow1422 [at] aol) or ask me on Facebook or Twitter, friends! Today’s question…
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I’ve always been a firm believer that our first — and most important — role models are our parents. They help shape the way we look at the world and our place in it. My mom has always said that her most important job in life was being a mother, and that was never a responsibility she took lightly. My father was the same way, so when you put the two of them together, I suppose it was inevitable that some of their advice would rub off on me. But the biggest life lesson — the lesson that all parents should teach their children?
Live your life not caring what other people think.
I’ll admit that it can be hard to always remember this one, but when you consider the alternative where you live your entire life based on other people’s perceptions of you? Well, that just sounds incredibly tiring, draining and downright depressing. People will try to change you. Stand your ground and don’t let them. And of course, never be afraid to be who you are. I’ve never thought of being anything but honest. It can all get a bit scary sometimes, but I’m even more scared of losing myself.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received, friends? Who gave it to you? When it comes to advice, are you usually the one giving the advice or asking for it? Let’s chat! xoxo
P.S. A want to hang this quote above my computer: “Worry about your character and not your reputation. Your character is who you are; your reputation is who people think you are.”.