Whether it be personal or professional, we’re all faced with situations over our lifetime where we either seek the wisdom of others or are perhaps the recipient of unsolicited, albeit sound advice. Without question, the best advice I’ve ever been given (and have embraced with considerable success) was “always do the right thing, no matter what the situation, personal or professional, and even when no one is watching” While doing the “right thing” certainly hasn’t always been the “easiest thing,” it has paid remarkable dividends over the years.
Most of us have found ourselves in the delicate position of needing a few pearls of wisdom. Whether the advice comes from your family and friends or someone completely unexpected, the words that truly resonate with you are ones that will continue to guide you for years to come.
The best advice could be an oft-repeated cliché (“You don’t fail until you stop trying.”), yet one that still resonates with you. Or it could be something more paternal, like “you only get what you settle for.” The path to happiness or success isn’t always straight. There are often bumps and turns and forks in the road. But a little bit of wisdom shared or guidance can help you find your way.
Have you ever heard a piece of advice or nugget of wisdom that was particularly impactful and stuck with you for a long time? And what impact has this had on your life and career? Share your wisdom below!