What's the best advice you're ever been given?

(351 Posts)
Flickstix Mon 21-Jan-13 21:40:52

Be it from mumsnet or real life!

lubeybooby Tue 22-Jan-13 00:28:15

oh and - Guilt is pointless. Just let it go.

Booyhoo Tue 22-Jan-13 00:28:45

engage at a level you are comfortable with.

also something about worrying and a rocking chair an getting you nowhere but cant remember the exact wording. sorry. blush

FarelyKnuts Tue 22-Jan-13 00:31:51

Be yourself- everyone else is taken

Booyhoo Tue 22-Jan-13 00:32:27

the point at which you feel you cant go on is the point at which you must.

FarelyKnuts Tue 22-Jan-13 00:33:41

boyhoo I think it is "what do rocking chairs and worry have in common? They both keep you occupied but don't get you anywhere"

Booyhoo Tue 22-Jan-13 00:40:09

oh thank you farely that sounds right.

Booyhoo Tue 22-Jan-13 00:42:27

i have a piece of advice that i decided was invaluable about an hour ago

never take the cover off a bean bag and expect it to go on again. 20 minutes fighting with that bastard tonight! i won though. just grin

putthelimeinthecoconut Tue 22-Jan-13 00:56:43

Don't argue with idiots, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Groan and forget it.
I tend to dwell on little mistakes so try to remember this one!

thepigflu Tue 22-Jan-13 03:52:57

Nothing in life stays the same.

dolcelatte Tue 22-Jan-13 03:58:42

Be grateful, be happy, be kind.

Piemother Tue 22-Jan-13 03:59:09

Have a look at Mumsnet dear, I hear its terribly political.

From my mother grin

Lavenderhoney Tue 22-Jan-13 05:20:46

Be your own best friend
You are sometimes better off on your own
You only go round once. Make the most of it.

BlueyDragon Tue 22-Jan-13 05:27:40

This too shall pass [thanks MN].

Never be afraid to say fuck to a judge.

SnowBusiness Tue 22-Jan-13 05:34:52

Better to be kind than right. (especially helpful at christmas)

akaemmafrost Tue 22-Jan-13 05:43:23

To get past it you've got to go through it. I often think of this when things are particularly rubbish.

ComradeJing Tue 22-Jan-13 06:10:08

This too will pass was most appropriate to 2012.

Don't put it down - put it away. <-- Trying to learn to be tidy this year

Don't put off to tomorrow what you can do now. I'm a terrible, terrible procrastinator and I'm trying to drum this into my head now. <slinks off MN>

Borntobeamum Tue 22-Jan-13 07:37:09

A smile costs nothing x

fledtoscotland Tue 22-Jan-13 07:43:59

What is for you won't go by you

Things will always come out in the wash - from my late gran usually about my mothers lies. Strangely true that the truth will always surface at some point.

LadyMaryCrawley Tue 22-Jan-13 07:59:16

if you're going through hell, keep going.

BeeBawBabbity Tue 22-Jan-13 08:10:36

Ah yes fled my Mum always said What's fir ye won't go by ye. Is that a Scottish saying?

I think someone upthread said Better to regret something you've done than something you haven't done. I like that one.

TroublesomeEx Tue 22-Jan-13 08:22:02

Better to be thought a fool and remain silent than to speak and remove all doubt.

Rules are made for fools to follow and wise wo/men to interpret.

2cats2many Tue 22-Jan-13 08:25:57

'If he hits you once, leave immediately because he'll do it again.'

Advice given to me when I was 16 by a female motorbiking lecturer. Thankfully I've never been in a position where I've had to follow it, but I hope I'd be strong enough to it if I was.

GooseyLoosey Tue 22-Jan-13 08:35:56

From my mother - everyone thinks they are a terrible parent sometimes - get over it and get on with it.

Before you get into an argument with someone consider what you want to get out of it and then consider if the argument is still worthwhile.

KittyMcAllister Tue 22-Jan-13 08:36:18

You can't change the past, you can only change the future - and you can do that by acting in the present. (My mother.)

GingerPCatt Tue 22-Jan-13 08:50:05

Just because someone writes your name on a bag of rocks doesn't mean you have to carry it.

Would you rather be right or happy.

(When people are giving advise) smile and nod and then do whatever the fuck You want to do.

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