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

#1

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?

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#2

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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#3

Find a solution and then figure out the tech that makes it work, not the other way round.

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