Good Advice Starting in 2014

Good Advice Starting in 2014

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.

 

 

 

– I am fortunate to have good friends who make it their goal to communicate information to me that they feel useful or vital to my readers. This week I received an email that was titled “GOOD ADVICE FOR EVERYONE” and I agreed. I don’t know the author, but I credit that person with the quality of insightfulness. Since I obtained it from the public domain without the attribution of a copyright, I want to share it with you.1) Quit arguing with people about the same old foolishness! Respect their position and keep it moving! 2) Quit telling people your secrets when you know they’re not going to keep them! And if you keep telling them, then quit getting mad when they tell your secrets! 3) Quit trying to pull people on your journey who don’t want to travel with you! Either they believe in and value you …or they don’t! {{more}}4) Quit complaining about things you can’t and won’t change! I’m not working on being a size 6 or a model…so instead of complaining about the weight, forget the charts! I created my own “healthy weight!” 5) Quit gossiping about other people! Minding our own business should be a full time job! 6) Quit blaming others for things that in the big picture aren’t going to matter 3 weeks from now! Talk solutions…and then implement them! 7) Quit eating things you know are not good for you! If you can’t quit…eat smaller portions! 8) Quit buying things that we know we can’t afford! If you don’t have self-control, then quit going to the stores and quit charging things, especially when you don’t need them! 9) Quit staying in unhealthy relationships! It is not okay for people to verbally or physically abuse you! So quit lying to yourself! It is not okay to stay in the marriage for the children! Ask them and they will tell you that they really would prefer to see you happy and that the misery you and your spouse/partner are living with is affecting them! 10) Quit letting family members rope you into the drama! Start telling them you don’t want to hear it! Quit spreading the drama! Quit calling other relatives and telling them about your cousin or aunt! Go back to #5 – Minding your own business should be enough to keep you busy! 11) Quit trying to change people! IT DOESN’T WORK! I am still working on this because I really see a world of possibilities for others and try to convince them to see and want differently for themselves! Quit cussing people out when you know that they are just being the miserable and jealous people that they are! 12) Quit the job you hate! That’s what I did—and never looked back! Start pursuing your passion, but find the job that fuels your passion before you quit! 13) Quit volunteering for things from which you get no personal fulfillment. Quit volunteering for things and failing to follow through with your commitment! 14) Quit listening to the naysayers! Quit watching the depressing news if you’re going to live in the doom and gloom of it all! 15) Quit making excuses about why you’re where you are or why you can’t do what you want to do! Nothing else needs to be said, just quit. 16) Quit waiting on others to give you the answers…and start finding the answers for yourself! If what you’re doing isn’t working for you…quit it! While everything written here may not be realistic for you , I’ll endorse the principle of finding answers that make life meaningful for you. Invest in your life and in those you love!