Sunday, 26 February 2012

Q2 - February 2012

Welcome to 'The Question'. That's Stephen's from 'The State of the Nation UK' new project where he poses a question to all bloggers each month. The second question is:

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? 

Unfortunately I have the memory of a goldfish and I do forget (quite a lot). Sometimes you need to repeat certain things many times to me before they actually sink in. There are however some things in life that stayed. For example I do remember what my father told me I should do regarding my career, what a friend of mine mentioned when I was a teenager on how to be a good sex partner and what my first grade teacher often commented so many years ago.

From these pieces of advice I'll share with you the one that my first grade teacher shared to us. She told us always to aim higher than the mark in everything we do in life. It's normal that some times you can't accomplish what you aimed for but at least that way the minimum mark is reached.

This is a very simple advice but I believe very good. I've used it throughout my academic progress and now at work. Even in my personal life when I set targets in my path, I always try to reach higher than what's minimum expected or needed... 


  1. Seems we have a similar way of thinking!

  2. @Stephen... lol, true. I wrote my post before I read yours. :-)

  3. For me, it's "Deep Breath". Two words, simple. But man, you would be surprised at how often people forget to just pause, take a deep breath, and let it go. Calming. Refreshing. Stress-relieving.

  4. @cb 'The trick is to keep breathing'. I'm with you at that.