You can do better. You deserve better.
1. Choose – Diplomacy or Silence?
As you grow up you realize that being honest and straightforward doesn’t mean you blurt out everything that comes into your mind. You have two choices, either you learn to be diplomatic or if that route is too political for you, then learn to keep quiet! If you choose neither then you will only create trouble for yourself.
2. Do not give advice unless asked for
While we can never watch our near and dear ones suffer. Unless you are a parent you better keep your opinions to yourself. No one likes to hear how he or she should lead his or her life. Plus, the advice would always be better received when the other person is open and asking for it.
3. NO! You do not know what is best for everyone around you
All of us think we know best how the world (which includes our friends and family) should operate, and what is wrong and what is right. Reality Check – You don’t! God gave everyone brains for a reason and there is something called destiny.
4. Do not over-commit yourself
When you try to please everyone and be everywhere – all the time – you end up making a lot of people mad. Do not commit to more than what you can handle else you end up with frustration and disappointments.
The solution to #4 would be to learn to prioritize. For example, Parent’s anniversary comes before your girl friend’s boy-troubles. Brother’s birthday *should* come before a date with your boyfriend … etc. etc. They seem like common sense but seldom are. When you don’t prioritize, you ask for trouble.
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