Own up to your actions
My dad taught me to have a strong work ethic and take responsibility for my actions and my career. It is probably the best advice he gave me other than, “Drive like everyone else on the road is crazy.”
–Elisabeth Paredes, Norwalk, CT
Struggle now, be satisfied later
My dad always taught me, “You get out what you put in.” In other words, if I didn’t make much of an effort, I shouldn’t expect much back. That always motivates me when there’s something I want to achieve–but feel like slacking off.
–Deborah Wilburn, senior editor, Prevention.com
Choose a job that makes you happy
In addition to telling me [that] honesty is always the best policy, my dad taught me and gave me my love of cars (I learned how to fix them and drive them like a guy), and the love of all sports (to play them, also). My dad taught me how to swim at the age of 3 and it was one of the things I loved the most [while] growing up. He also taught me to work hard, however, his one caveat was, “No job should give you an ulcer. If it does, quit.” My dad worked from home so that was a plus, he also never drank, smoke or used the Lord’s name in vain. [He was] always there to help or give advice when needed.
–Sue, Prevention.com Member Vetteowner
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