To ask what the best advice you've ever been given is?

(235 Posts)
Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 17-Sep-16 22:32:10

Just that really. Following on from the "worst advice on Mumsnet" thread-what is the best advice you've ever been given (real life or Mumsnet)?

StillSmallVoice Sat 17-Sep-16 22:46:38

When diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of twenty, my Mum said 'get up, get under the shower and get going'. Felt a bit harsh at the time, but thirty five years on I reckon it is the best advice in most circumstances. I followed that and am far more mobile than many others, and a lot more resilient than others I know.

JellyBelli Sat 17-Sep-16 22:48:00

You cant please everyone, so you may as well please yourself.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 17-Sep-16 22:48:49

That's exactly the kind of advice my parents would give me! I had a c section with DD and my dad (who has had major abdominal surgery) told me to "get up and walk as much as you can comfortably". It really worked for me.

Sparklesilverglitter Sat 17-Sep-16 22:50:51

My Mum has always been a very strong women and the day I married DH she said, Never rely on your husband for money always be able to support yourself!
Me and dh have been together 20 years and I have always had the means to pay for myself

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 17-Sep-16 22:52:36

Sparkle my mum never told me that, she'd be more inclined to say the opposite.

leaveittothediva Sat 17-Sep-16 22:52:57

Never miss the opportunity, when given it to keep your mouth firmly shut.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 17-Sep-16 22:53:17

I wish my mum was more like yours in that respect, I mean.

JaceLancs Sat 17-Sep-16 22:54:44

I was getting upset over conflicting advice from different health visitors when taking DD (PFB) to be weighed, my Mum advised me not to bother going unless I had to for vaccinations etc - I never looked back!

Somerville Sat 17-Sep-16 22:55:10

The best advice I've ever received on MN was a unanimous send him an email!. The unanimity surprised me so much that I did. Thanks MN. smile

brotherhoodofspam Sat 17-Sep-16 22:57:04

My Grandpa said when I was a younger, you're less likely to regret the things you do than the things you don't do, I've always remembered that one and on the whole he's been right.

alfagirl73 Sat 17-Sep-16 22:58:59

In real life.... "what other people think of you is none of your business".

It's an extremely freeing piece of advice! Instant sense of empowerment.

brotherhoodofspam Sat 17-Sep-16 22:59:39

I always wish I could be a source of wise advice for my kids but I always seem to say the wrong thing at the crucial moment or burble on so long they've wandered off!

My Dad always says " if you don't even try you will never know"

I open my my own business based on that saying, I was scared as it was such a big thing but I just had to see what would happen. Luckily it all worked out we've now been open 2 years.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 17-Sep-16 23:00:24

I think mine was "You either grow together, or you grow apart". It was an old manager of mine and it's always stayed with me. At the time I was in a fairly dysfunctional relationship and it made me see how far we were from what I wanted to be so I ended things.

janethegirl2 Sat 17-Sep-16 23:00:45

If you've ever felt intimidated in any situation, think of the people involved having a pee. Everyone has to smile. Best advice I've ever had!

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 17-Sep-16 23:01:16

jane grin

Lurleene Sat 17-Sep-16 23:04:45

My older sister gave me this advice about men - don't listen to what they say, look at what they do. Wise words.

Eatthecake Sat 17-Sep-16 23:08:19

My lovely granny always said " If you want something you work hard at it and don't stop until you get it" I am at work top level in my job and I credit that to granny's saying

The best advice I hope I've give my DD 15 years old is, To not let anything or anyone stop her from being whatever she wants to be. My little DD already kicks ass so I think she'll be ok in adulthood

WhatWouldCoachBombayDo Sat 17-Sep-16 23:12:08

My Nan gives the best advice about men, one is;

"If you need to exhaust yourself chasing after him, imagine how exhausting it will be once with him"

Also another;

"Never trust a man who will sell you the world, on a silver plate, no good man is a sales man" 😂

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 17-Sep-16 23:13:47

Don't say you're ok when you're not.

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 17-Sep-16 23:13:56

What I love that last one!!

Champagneformyrealfriends Sat 17-Sep-16 23:14:23

ineed that's advice I ought to take myself blush

PhoebeGeebee Sat 17-Sep-16 23:15:27

My mum once told me

"If you have an itch, then scratch it. Unless it's a bite, then leave it alone"

I always took this to mean grab opportunities when they're presented to you and don't let life or society hold you back. But she could have just been talking about itches...

gamerchick Sat 17-Sep-16 23:21:59

I got a 'you physically cant look back and forward at the same time.' Something about dwelling in the past stopping you moving forward. Stuck with me. Works pretty good.

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