I agreed that what Chicago was quoting, which is below, is excellent, and pithy, advice. This quote got me thinking about things I want to make sure I teach my kids before they graduate high school or college so that they are as well prepared for this life as possible. I know there are self-help books galore that talk about this kind of thing, but I thought it would be interesting and/or insightful to have a collection where people like yourselves share a piece of advice or two that have given you "aha moments". First the one that sparked this thread which is talking about how to succeed in a job setting:
And then one I'll gin up myself from a piece I read somewhere here: homairakabir.com which deals with handling criticism:
Are there deeply impactful lessons learned in your life that you'd want to ensure your kids learned before their 30s and 40s?When considering a course of action in your life, consider your values and be thoughtful about it before embarking on that course. If you receive criticism for the chosen course, if it comes from someone who cares about you, whose values align with yours and whose concerns are justified, then you should give serious consideration to the criticism and the concerns; if not, then you should not give undue weight to that person's opinion.
Edit: trying to adjust the title from "Life Advice" to "Life Lessons", since the question is really more broad than just "what things should I say to my kids". It's what should I try to teach them, so that includes teaching by talking, by guiding, by assisting, by mentoring, by being an example, etc.