On receiving good advice.

Published March 18, 2012 by mandileighbean

“It is better to pass up an opportunity than it is to miss one.” – A Good Friend

First and foremost, I hope everyone enjoyed their Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. I hope everyone remained safe and spent time with those most loved.

That being said, a good friend of mine – one of the best I have ever had, actually – recently said to me, “It is much better to pass up an opportunity than it is to miss one.” I was impressed by the wisdom inherent in the remark, and told her I was going to write it down and steal it; and so I have.

I could not agree with my friend more. I am most afraid of waste – wasted time, wasted talent, wasted money. People are at greatest risk for waste when they are so comfortable that they become complacent. I never want that to be, so I always hope to be restless and unsatisfied. To be forever searching is not the worst thing, because to search is to grow, or at least an attempt to grow. With growth comes wisdom, and I do not think one can ever have enough wisdom.

What are some words of wisdom you have received from a friend? What is the worst advice you’ve ever been given?

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