The Best Advice I Can Give

Don’t Let The Things You Own End Up Owning You

Material possessions are a blessing, not an entitlement.

Since everyone dies eventually, it’s rather pointless to spend one’s life accumulating as many material possessions as possible.

People Don’t Change

Behavior can be altered. Appearances can be modified. But deep, deep down, that person will always be the same, for better, and for worse.

Don’t Change for Anyone

You are you. And there’s no one else quite like you, and that is fantastic.

Don’t let others influence who you are. They’re not worth it.

Be content with who you are.

Know your weaknesses. Know your strengths. Rejoice in them.

Don’t Try to Change Anyone

By trying to change someone, you are essentially telling the person, “You’re not good enough for me the way you are.” It’s a gross form of rejection disguised as, “I’m trying to help you.”

Forcing change will only result in resentment and conflict.

Instead, learn to accept those around you and adapt to each person and personality.

Take Control of Your Feelings

There is only one person in charge of your feelings, and that is you.

You choose to get angry. You choose to be offended. You choose to be happy.

Don’t let the actions of others affect your emotions. Don’t let circumstances dictate your mood.

You are in control of your thoughts and emotions. Why give that power to someone else?

2 Comments

  1. It’s been years since my Mother died. I’m 50 and she died when I was 24. My parents weren’t rich but they were well off enough that they did not need anything. My Wife and I helped my Dad go through her things, mostly because we were (and still are) the most stable of my siblings.It was suprising at the time how few personal items she had. She had clothes, some jewlery and a few sentimental effects. But She was happy with her life and what She did have. They had a nice house, a great life, four sons and a poodle named Fifi.My Dad has been re-married for a long time, longer than he was married to my mother.

    His current wife is very materialistic and in my opinion, also very unhappy with life. They live in South Alabama and whenever I go down to visit She always gets around to asking how we are doing and WHAT WE HAVE. Then She proceeds to compare her kids posessions and current status to our posessions and current status. And somehow She has to show that at least one of her two kids is doing better than I am materialistically or socially. And do I care??? Not really. It’s become a routine we go through.It’s really unfortunate for her but by now I don’t believe my step-mother is going to change.

    But my Dad? He’s still pretty much the same. Conservative, buying things as he NEEDS OR REALLY WANTS THEM. A while ago he wanted a bass boat and he bought a nice used boat for less than 2K. He could have bought a new one, but why?

  2. In short, focus onto yourself, but it doesn’t mean that you need to be selfish. You just need to love yourself more than anything else. You’re living for yourself as the main point here.

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