What wise words have you gotten from a parent or teacher early in your life?
These wise words, “Speak Up Or Be Left Behind” were uttered to me by my late mother when I was a child. I was very quiet and easy going. I didn’t want to cause problems and deal with conflict. People took unfair advantage of me. I let this happen. I taught people how to treat me. I was a human doormat! It wasn’t until my early thirties when I grew up. I learned that if I spoke up for what I wanted and when I was wronged, people would have a new respect for me. They would know that I wasn’t a pushover. As a highly sensitive person, I wish that I listened to my mother earlier in my life!
I told this to my daughter when she was very young. I’m happy to say that she turned out to be a self-confident, well respected, and highly successful young women. My wife and I are extremely proud!
What childhood advice have you gotten? What other advice can you give to your children or a young adult that would make a difference in their lives? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.
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