The Piece of Advice My Parent(s) Gave Me That I Realize Now Was Actually Correct Was....

  1. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
    Thanks, Dad! @billdawson
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  2. Being gracious means making others feel comfortable, even at your own expense.
    Thanks, Mom! @lynndawson
    Suggested by   @LizDawson
  3. Trust is our currency, we are the bank. You can't ever withdraw more than you deposit.
    Suggested by   @ameliaville
  4. Never say never.
    Suggested by   @erikaaa
  5. A good indicator of how a man will treat you is how he treats his mother.
    So true... thanks mom !
    Suggested by   @Celina
  6. You don't need to take an opportunity just because you're afraid there will never be another one. There will be.
    Suggested by   @RachelP
  7. "You are who you surround yourself with. Choose good people."
    -Dad (and he's never been wrong on this one)
    Suggested by   @SpaceCase
  8. The word "but" is like an eraser, so never say "I'm sorry BUT..."
    Thanks, Dad!
    Suggested by   @barefootmeds
  9. Always do more. If you're being paid $10 an hour, do $12 worth of work. Always go the extra mile.
    This advice has paid off for me.
    Suggested by   @pili_ervin
  10. It will feel better when it quits hurting- Dad
    Suggested by   @bethanybryant
  11. "Never ask a question you don't already know the answer to." - on raising teenagers
    from mom. so so true
    Suggested by   @debsecrest
  12. Money doesn't grow on trees
    Suggested by   @dwntwnjules
  13. Never trust anything that thinks for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain!!!
    Just kidding, Arthur Weasley said this. He's totally a dad though!
    Suggested by   @xtineengels
  14. "Nothing good happens after midnight."
    Suggested by   @Debby
  15. Learn how to fix a flat tire - courtesy of my dad
    Suggested by   @lynn0826
  16. Never mistake kindness for weakness - courtesy of my mom
    Suggested by   @lynn0826
  17. My dad would always say "stay in control"
    It was his signature line growing up whenever we left the house and still is today. Going through college (even though I failed to use it many times) it was an extremely important concept to keep in mind!! Alcohol and peer pressure in general can be a scary thing growing up.
    Suggested by   @regobeil
  18. Don't expect anything and you will never be disappointed
    Suggested by   @anj
  19. Be willing to compromise if it means happiness for two people even if it means having to forgo something on your end
    Suggested by   @nadi27oct
  20. Be able to zip up your own dress because one day you might have to. —my mom
    Suggested by   @anj
  21. Never rely on anyone else to support you.
    My dad encouraged me to be career oriented so I would always have something to call back on.
    Suggested by   @aminam
  22. "Don't let any day suck!" - my Dad's New Years resolution every year.
    Suggested by   @kaileym__