Advice from my dad: Get comfortable being alone and doing things solo, don’t miss out on something great because other people won’t/can’t do it with you or might think it weird. Others joining you is a perk, not a necessity.
I once did badly in an exam. My dad saw my report card & said, If u want to play with fire, just remember u can get burnt. If u get burnt, remember as your dad I can apply medicine but no matter how much I love u,I cant take away the pain. Finally consequence of all u do is yours
“Perfect is the enemy of done.” If you strive for perfection, you will accomplish nothing. It applies to everything. Writing a book, starting a house project, working out, etc. Besides, name a person who is perfect. You can’t. So, why should you hold yourself to that standard?
Not the best or most life-changing piece of advice but my Dad always said that we almost always make the best decisions we can at the time with the information we have. It’s not fair to reevaluate ourselves afterwards with information we didn’t have at the time.
“Be kind” — the two-word directive I got from my Dad when I left for college. I was expecting a long disquisition on the importance of working hard, excelling, etc. I was SO self-absorbed at that moment. This was a powerful reframing. I honestly think it changed my life.
Unless someone around you is bleeding, drowning, vomiting or something is on fire there is nothing that cant wait a minute or two. Take a little time to breathe and think. (Adjusted from advice received during pre-natal classes)