Birds of a feather flock together, right? So naturally the friends and family I have are just the brightest and smartest of them all.
In terms of advise though, I can’t seem to recall the best piece of advise I’ve ever received – I suppose lessons happen throughout your life, and there are times when you need different pieces of advise from different people.
Some of the ones that stick out for me however:
“Good better best, never stop to rest, until your good is better and your better is best”
I think this is my favourite one ever – My Opa always said this to me and learning this little poem is one of my earliest memories. I try and apply it to most things I do. Except Excel – Excel is dumb.
“You know how you take a screen-grab on your iPhone? Do that with your eyes every few seconds, take in everything.”
My friend Amy said this to me moments before walking down the aisle. I was so focused on looking around and literally taking in everything that only realised when I got to the end that Barry was even there. Oops.
“This too shall pass”
No idea where I first heard this , or from who – but man alive it could not be more true. From anything ranging from debt, to heartbreak to a stiff bum after squats…. it passes friends. Sit tight and be strong.
“It’s too soon to panic”
Barry the husband tells me this at-least once a week. Whether it’s to quell my nerves at the start of a race, if I’m stressed at work or if something I want done hasn’t been done like RIGHT AWAY. Wise guy (most of the time) this one.
“Dont burn your bridges”
Unless they’re a c*nt, in which case, I’ll hand you the matches.
And some more favourites. In picture form.