Monday, September 15, 2014

Fatherly advice

  1. You don't get more money by doing less work.
  2. There is no right way to do something wrong.
  3. The only person not making mistakes is the person that is not doing anything.
  4. Enthusiasm is like paint, it covers up a lot of mistakes.
  5. You have eyes on the front of your head rather than the back so you can see where you are going rather than where you've been.
  6. Pressure is when you are asked to do something you aren't prepared to do.
  7. How you treat people isn't as much about who they are as it is who you are.
  8. You never learn anything talking. Listen and ask questions.
  9. If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
  10. It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
  11. No one has ever drowned in sweat.
  12. Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
  13. Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
  14. You don't always have to do something first--just get it done. The last to graduate still gets a diploma.
  15. If you're bored with your life, you don't have enough goals.
  16. If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
  17. Don't mess up an apology with an excuse.
  18. Don't be average. Average is just as close to the bottom as it is to the top.
  19. The best way to get out of a hole is to stop digging...put down the shovel.
    1. Keep calm and think about what is happening rather than reacting or overreacting and making things worse.
  20. Stop complaining: 95% of your pain and troubles are caused by your own stupidity.
  21. Fixing someone’s opinion of you, in itself, is a goal rarely worth your time. 
  22. Lasting peace often depends on meeting people where they are, versus where you think they should be. 

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