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Mottoes for life or rules of thumb.

(22 Posts)
Bags Fri 22-Feb-13 17:19:52

I came across this one today and liked it: "Do what you know and let the rest go."

the idea is that when you're stuck in some way – can't make a decision, say – you do something that you know will be of use and let the problem thing lie for a while. When you go, or get, back to the problem, something will most likely have changed and the problem might be solvable.

My mum had a similar one. When someone asked her how she organised her time looking after five kids, she said: "The next most urgent thing is what I do next."

Marelli Fri 22-Feb-13 17:27:57

You do have a point there, Bags. As I've got older, I've come to realise that lots of things can wait to be worried about or sorted. Often, things (or people) seem to sort themselves out and action doesn't have to be taken after all.

Smoluski Fri 22-Feb-13 18:27:56

And sometimes if in doubt do nothing,problems tend to sort themselves out.

dottilind Fri 22-Feb-13 18:54:54

My motto for today.... if at first you dont succeed, give up and try tomorrow.wink

FlicketyB Fri 22-Feb-13 18:58:15

If a things worth doing it is worth doing badly. A great consolation for ham-fisted clumsies like me.

ginny Fri 22-Feb-13 20:27:57

I may not be perfect but I try and I'm good enough.

susieb755 Fri 22-Feb-13 20:46:40

We may not all be stars but we can all twinkle

Chris1603 Sat 23-Feb-13 11:28:25

Living well is the best revenge

Chris1603 Sat 23-Feb-13 11:28:50

Feel the fear and do it anyway

Galen Sat 23-Feb-13 11:59:55

Nil illegitumus carborundum!

Barrow Sat 23-Feb-13 14:02:56

Don't get mad - get even

Do unto others as they would do unto you - only do it first

my favourite - Don't sweat the small stuff!

POGS Sat 23-Feb-13 14:28:55

Used this before. blush

A lie is half way around the world before the truth has got it's boots on.

Put yourself on a pedestal and eventually it's you who will knock yourself off.

A narcissist only has one true friend, themself.

Deedaa Sat 23-Feb-13 14:45:59

Galen that was always one of my mother's favourites smile

Galen Sat 23-Feb-13 14:57:36

And my late husbandssmile

ginny Sat 23-Feb-13 15:52:54

Better a creative mess than an idle tidiness.

Movedalot Sat 23-Feb-13 16:23:53

Make the most of today, life is not a rehearsal

specki4eyes Sat 23-Feb-13 16:55:38

The only thing you hear from pigs are grunts. (I don't know why I love that, but I do.)

TerriS Sun 24-Feb-13 04:55:19

An opportunity is never lost - somebody else will take it.

soop Sun 24-Feb-13 13:05:41

Going off at a tangent, but need to share.

A quote from Irish writer - John McGahern

'The best of life is life lived quietly where nothing happens but our calm journey thru' the day, where change is imperceptible and the precious life is everything'. smile

j08 Sun 24-Feb-13 13:36:00

Every so often, have a bed and book day.

soop Sun 24-Feb-13 14:48:26

grin Sensible idea!

Butty Sun 24-Feb-13 18:25:07

soop Love your quote.