From a post titled Take Responsibility for Your Dreams written by Yvonne Kariba …
“Most people expect the things they desire to be handed to them without much effort on their part or have convinced themselves to believe the lie that promotes over-night success.
Nothing worth having ever comes easily; we have to be willing to put in the due diligence and bear the responsibility of making things happen ourselves. We are the creators of our life and determine our own destiny, self-actualization and self-fulfillment by the actions we take, choices we make and habits we embrace.
We have to stop waiting for people to make things happen for us or to point out and recognize our greatness so that we can feel more comfortable pursuing our dreams. We have to be willing to sail unchartered waters and walk the less traveled road at times as well as bet on ourselves if we are ever bring our dreams to pass no matter how fearful, unqualified or unprepared we might feel.
No one will ever work for you the way you can work for yourself or value your dream in the manner you value it yourself.”
From an article titled 28 of the best pieces of advice about life you’ll ever read.
5. “Never argue with a stupid person, they’ll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” Mark twain
8. “You’d worry less about what people think about you if you knew how seldom they do.” David Foster Wallace
Advice from Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks,
“I hear it all the time from people. “I’m passionate about it.” “I’m not going to quit, It’s my passion”. Or I hear it as advice to students and others “Follow your passion”.
What a bunch of BS. “Follow Your Passion” is easily the worst advice you could ever give or get.
Why? Because everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than 1 thing. We are born with it. There are always going to be things we love to do. That we dream about doing. That we really really want to do with our lives. Those passions aren’t worth a nickel.
Think about all the things you have been passionate about in your life. Think about all those passions that you considered making a career out of or building a company around. How many were/are there ? Why did you bounce from one to another? Why were you not able to make a career or business out of any of those passions? Or if you have been able to have some success, what was the key to the success.? Was it the passion or the effort you put in to your job or company?”
From an article titled ‘This Is Warren Buffett’s Best Investment Advice’ on Time.com
“Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far.” — Warren Buffett
“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” — Warren Buffett
From the mother of Harvard Assistant Professor Ebony Bridwell-Mithchell from Harvard Ed …
“When you’re uncertain about what choice to make, make the choice that gives you the most options in the next round of choosing.”
From 18 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was 18 …
People will never know how you feel unless you tell them. Your boss? Yeah, he doesn’t know you’re hoping for a promotion because you haven’t told him yet. That cute girl you haven’t talked to because you’re too shy? Yeah, you guessed it; she hasn’t given you the time of day simply because you haven’t given her the time of day either. In life, you have to communicate with others. And often, you have to open your vocal cords and speak the first words. You have to tell people what you’re thinking. It’s as simple as that.
article by Lisa Horten titled 50 of Our All-Time Favorite Pieces of Parenting Advice …
7. I always strive to make our home a sanctuary for our family. Children need a place that they know will always be safe.
21. Every morning when you go in to get your child, let them see a smile on your face; it always helps start the day out right.
22. Be your child’s advocate; especially when they are younger, you are their voice.