Ask Belle: The Best Advice
Apr 22, 2011
This may not be the kind of question that you want for “Ask Belle,” but what’s the best advice that anyone has ever given you?
I’d love to hear it, even if you don’t want to post it.
I’m not sure whether you’re looking for relationship advice, life advice or career advice, so, perhaps, I should just give you all three?
On Career. “You have to be willing to reach for the brass ring if you are ever going to grab it.” –The Princess
On Life. I learned the best lesson about life from watching someone else who’s life I thought was a disaster. It’s not a direct quote, just lessons appropriated from my experiences during some tumultuous times in my life, and those of an Internet Fameball named Julia Allison whose blog I used to read.
If you can’t sleep, if you’re up during the night and asleep during the day, the problem isn’t insomnia. There is something seriously wrong in your life and your conscience isn’t letting you rest until you fix it. So taking an Ambien won’t help.
On Relationships. “My colleague told me: “It took a long time, but I finally figured it out. When it comes to men who are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.” — Randy Pausch
I’m afraid that I’m still trying to learn this lesson, but it’s a good one. Maybe some day I will master it.
Photo taken by Living Wilderness
If you have any advice to share in the comments, feel free. For a long time, I wrote off any attempts made to give me advice. But perhaps learning to listen to other people’s advice–especially when I don’t like it, but I know that they’re right–is the best lesson that I’ve learned in my twenties.
If you celebrate, I hope you have a Happy and Blessed Easter. And if you don’t, I hope you have a great weekend. See you next week!