The advice you hear but don’t listen to

Sometimes it’s the small nuggets of advice that you really should pay attention to that gets ignored. It’s all too easy to digest what you want to hear, but it’s far more valuable and important to listen to the sage advice given early on, even though it might seem too simple.

Here’s a rundown of a few gems that seem to always get forgotten over time:

“Know Thyself”
Once said by Aristotle back in ancient Greece, and it still applies today. Knowing who you are allows you to progress with your dreams, forge your standards and live by your convictions.

Be Present

Make sure that you fully engage with everything you do. Don’t lose time dwelling on past failures, instead use the present to make sure you don’t repeat them.  

Build your own luck

Don’t wait for lady luck to come your way. Create your own opportunities through hard work and networking.

Don’t try to impress everyone

Stop caring about what other’s think about you. It’s an endless endeavour and will most likely end up making you unhappy.


Actually listen, not just hear. Pay attention and you’ll learn quickly what’s worth paying attention to, and where to spend your energy.

Life’s not fair

But it doesn’t mean it’s not good. Sometimes things just won’t go your way, and that’s okay. Just don’t let it stop you, keep persevering.

Learn everyday

You are never too old to learn something new. Don’t stop asking questions and keep trying new things.


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