What is the best advice someone has ever given to you?


It can be tough to know what advice to follow as people come from different background and each person has different struggles. What is the best life/career advice someone has ever given to you?



Not that someone has given me this, but this is a lesson I learned the hard way a few years back:

When you screw up:

  • Apologize.
  • Make it short & simple. Good apologies are unconditional.
  • Sometimes, all people need is an acknowledgement of the wrongdoings. No more, no less.
  • Rationalization might win the brain, never the heart.
  • Stand your ground. Do not lose sight of big picture.

When somebody else screws up:

  • Gently remind them why they were wrong. You will be surprised, but many people won’t realize they are being an ass until somebody tells them.
  • Understand where they’re coming from.
  • Forgive them. You are human and so are they.
  • Remind yourself: people who never make mistake never try anything new.
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