There are always those things that sound too cliche to be true, but oftentimes they are great advice! What's a tip you received that's changed your life forever?

#1

Lefty loosey righty tighty

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*me*
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11 months ago

Now that’s useful

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#2

"Not my circus. Not my monkeys." It always makes me smile more than 'Worry only about what you can control" because then I see monkeys in my head!

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Chillchillshill
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11 months ago

Didn't Putin say that about Trump?

#3

Measure twice; cut once.

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I am avoiding my homework
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11 months ago

I like that one too

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#4

Be the change you want to see in the world. Also: we blame the society yet we are the society.

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Stephanie Keith
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11 months ago

Yup! Totally agree. There is nothing wrong with this world. It provides us with all the natural resources we need to live and sustain our lives. It is us that make it horrible. People do it and I'm tired of seeing people actually blame the universe and the world for their own actions.

#5

Advice for new couples having an argument: it's you two against the problem, not you two against each other.

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Theoretical Empiricist
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11 months ago

I laid down this ground rule at the beginning of my marriage, and it's been 16 happy years.

#6

Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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Night Owl
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11 months ago (edited)

Also said every hoarder ever :D (To be honest, I too have a hard time to part with things)

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#7

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

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Pepper DeVoe
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11 months ago

That's a good one!!

#8

What goes around...comes around......

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#9

"Do unto others what THEY would like done." This one helped me realize that not everyone wants what I would want. It is important to find out what other people need and want and not get hung up on thinking everyone wants what I would want.

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#10

I always say "God Hates a Coward." when I am preparing myself to do anything stressful and for me it calms me and prepares me. I know it isn't the phrase that does it, but for me mentally I have to do this. The funniest part is, I am an atheist.

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Night Owl
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11 months ago (edited)

That last sentence LOL That was unexpected and made me laugh

#11

Think globally, act locally.

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Night Owl
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11 months ago (edited)

That's a good motto (when it comes to climate change etc.)

#12

One mans trash....another mans treasure... In this case woman,I love flea-markets..

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#13

Better safe than sorry

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#14

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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Kim Bush
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11 months ago

....and it's all small stuff.

#15

Smooth sailing doesn’t make good sailors

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#16

There are no stupid questions. Only stupid people who don’t ask them.

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Sean Harrison
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11 months ago

There are no stupid questions, but there is an abundance of inquisitive idiots.

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#17

You can’t change other people, you can only change yourself.

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#18

It's OK to love your kids without necessarily liking them, at least all the time.

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Firelord
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11 months ago

So true

#19

I don’t know if this is a expression but, you can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience without a job.

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Telmo Belo
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11 months ago

There's ways to get experience without a job. Want to be a bartender, invite some friends and make them drinks from a drink book.

#20

NO means NO

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Theoretical Empiricist
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11 months ago

And only "yes" means yes.

#21

Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

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#22

If its meant for you, it won't pass you by.

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#23

If you cannot pay it back, pay it forward

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#24

Only worry about what you can control.

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Theoretical Empiricist
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11 months ago

I'd add "...and be ready to deal with those outcomes you can't control".

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#25

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

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#26

Leave people and things better than you found them.

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#27

"Compare yourself with past selves"
"Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you"

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#28

When faced with a big financial problem or a just a lot of stress my husband and I will tell the other “You can’t fix it tonight.” It’s just our way of knowing no matter the issue is sometimes you need to take the time to just relax and unwind and not miss out on quality time together

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#29

It's easier to fool a man, than to convince a man he has been fooled.

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#30

Think this through!

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#31

If you don’t ask, the answer is always, “no.”

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#32

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging

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#33

Treat others as you want to be treated!

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#34

"Cat got your tongue?" I say this everytime in an argument where I have a point like
Me: Ya know you are [Insert cool comeback]
[insert name]: Oh yeah well um ......
Me: Cat got your tongue?

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Donkey boi
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11 months ago

I never understood that saying. I mean, has a cat ever 'got' someone tongue?

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#35

Whenever I was under stress, my sister would say "Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things." I also got stuck on my mom's phrase of "Off like a dirty shirt" or "Off like a herd of turtles."

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Larry Nearmyer
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11 months ago

It's a "thundering" herd of turtles.

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#36

"Go figure" or "Some people you cannot kill with a meat ax."

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#37

No worries!

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#38

Wanting is better than having. You really want item X bad and you just can't wait. After you get said object, it is like "big deal".

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#39

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise....

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#40

There's no time like the present.

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#41

Sleep when the baby sleeps...
True, you shouldn't be bussy with your household while you can rest. Take the baby in a baby wrap to vacuum or put them in a cushion close to you when you do the laundry. When the baby sleeps, you sleep too!!

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#42

Patience is a virtue.

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#43

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And practice makes perfect. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket had many failures before Elon Musk perfected it. On May 26, 2021 the 100th launch of the Falcon 9 spacecraft blasted off without a hitch. This technological advancement is similar to the revolution caused by the personal computer and the internet. I feel pride every time SpaceX does a launch and I realize the angst Putin and Xi must feel as the USA does it again. And this is why a melting pot makes for greatness.

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#44

If they'll do it with you, they'll do it to you.

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#45

I lost track of time.

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I am avoiding my homework
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11 months ago

I use this one on an hourly basis

#46

‘Don’t put it down, put it away!’
Do the task now so you won’t need to later.

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#47

"Only you control your attitude" & "attitude is everything"

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