I’ve shared some of my mother’s wisdom before, and today I want to share with you some of my father’s. My pops is super smart–he is one of those super brainiac types who happens to also be REALLY good with people–perhaps growing up with 13 brothers and sisters helped a bit. He knows how to make conversation with anyone and managed to make his way from growing up picking cotton in California’s Central Valley to a PHD from Harvard and beyond.
My dad has always said to me: “You can be your own best friend or your own worst enemy” and lately, I have been meditating on this bit of wisdom and how true it is. When I don’t treat myself with kindness, when I beat myself up, when I don’t allow myself to be free, be me or just be–I recognize that I am not being a good friend to myself, and then I check myself (before I wreck myself..hehe.)
Thanks pops. What wisdom has your father imparted on to you? Oh and happy Friday!