Things I Wish My Father Had Told Me
My father taught me a lot about many things. He taught me about money, he taught me about always working hard, he taught me how to overcome adversity. He was a legendary trial lawyer and he was renowned for doing whatever he could ethically do to win for his client. He often said that he made more money not investing in his friends than taking a risk. I have learned many things in life, usually by the “hard way”. Here is a list of things I have learned that I hope to pass along to my sons. Hopefully you will too.
1. Always leave the house dressed like you are going to meet the love of your life.
2. If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.
3. Never have sex with someone that doesn’t want it as much as you.
4. The size of the problem is a measure of the person dealing with it.
5. What other people think of me is none of my business.
6. It can always get worse.
7. Wealth is measured by your heart, not your wallet.
8. Never take anything personally.
9. Never leave a drink unfinished.
10. Always make the choice that will make a good story.
11. If the relationship doesn’t feel right, it isn’t.
12. The only person you have to please is yourself.
13. You will always have it better than you think.
14. Don’t confuse love with lust.
15. Know where you are going if you want to get there.
16. Kindness always wins
17. If you don’t know what to do, don’t do anything.
18. At the end of the day, the only person you have to impress is yourself.
19. Always have faith in yourself. If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust.
20. “Based on a true story” means it never happened.
21. Never ruin a good story with the facts.
22. If you are loved by your peers, small children and animals, you have led a good life.
23. Our greatest wealth is the legacy we leave the world.
24. Never try to make anyone do anything. Show them.
25. Give people a hand up, not a hand out.