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Father's wisdom / Life lessons

Saw this and thought it was too good not to share.

Your father probably told you a few things, but just in case he wasn?t around enough, or you weren't listening, here are some words of wisdom you might have missed out on:

1. Buy high quality tools, so you only have to buy them once.
2. Keep a change of clothes at the office.
3. Never hit anyone unless they are an immediate threat.
4. Every hat should serve a purpose.
5. Never take her to the movies on the first date.
6. Learn to wet shave.
7. Nothing looks more badass than a well-tailored suit.
8. Shave with the grain on the first go-around.
9. Always look a person in the eye when you talk to them.
10. Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.
11. Exercise makes you happy. Run, lift, and play sports.
12. Brush your teeth before you put on your tie.
13. A small amount of your paycheck should go directly to your savings account every month.
14. Call Mom and Dad every week.
15. Never wear a clip-on tie.
16. Give a firm handshake.
17. Compliment her shoes.
18. Never leave a pint unfinished.
19. If you aren?t confident, fake it. It will come around.
20. You can tell the size of a man by the size of things that bother him.
21. Be conscious of your body language.
22. The only reason to ever point a gun at someone is if you intend to shoot them. Period.
23. Always stand to shake someone?s hand.
24. Never lend anything you can?t afford to lose.
25. Ask more than you answer. Everybody likes to talk about themselves.
26. Never have sex with anyone that doesn?t want it as much as you.
27. Go for women out of your league. You may end up surprised.
28. Manliness is not only being able to take care of yourself, but others as well.
29. Go with the decision that will make for a good story.
30. When you walk, look straight ahead, not at your feet.
31. Nice guys don?t finish last, boring guys do.
32. Find your passion and figure out how to get paid for it.
33. Don?t let the little head do the thinking for the big head.
34. No matter their job or status, everyone deserves your respect.
35. The most important thing you can learn is personal responsibility. Bad things happen; it?s your job to overcome them.
36. The first one to get angry loses.
37. A man does what needs to be done without complaining.
38. Never stop learning.
39. Always go out into public dressed like you?re about to meet the love of your life.
40. Don?t change yourself just to make someone happy.
41. If you?re the smartest person in the room, you?re in the wrong room.
42. Luck favors the prepared.
43. Women find confidence sexy as hell.
44. Do whatever you want to do, but be the best at it.
45. No one is on their deathbed wishing they spent more time at work.

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I would add a converse to this:

Quote:
Never lend anything you can?t afford to lose.
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One thing my dad would tell us that continues to be a metaphor for my life...

"Always point your wheelbarrow in the direction you're going before loading it"
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My dad's words of wisdom were "Work smarter, not harder" and "Always have the right tools for the job". They have always held true. Also #32 is my favorite on the list.

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Grandpa always said " Use your head first. Then you won't have to use your back as much and it will last longer."
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Get in the habit to lower the toilet seat. Then you'll always know if there's been another man in your house.
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Thank you everyone for your input!

It's great to see what your father's have taught you.

Thanks again for sharing!
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This one, for some reason, has stuck with me and is so stupid simple yet applies in so many areas of my life:

"The best way to stay out of a bar fight? Don't go into a bar."
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Get in the habit to lower the toilet seat. Then you'll always know if there's been another man in your house.

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'Always cut away from yourself' when using a blade.

When I had my heart broken by (what I thought) was a The perfect girl. Dad: "Pal, somebody hates her somewhere."

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46. It's better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it.

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nothing wise or crazy... many good ones already listed but my Dad would tell me time and time again, growing up and bitching about this or that...

"Handle it boy, handle it!"

Now days... he'll ask me what I'm doing or why and I'll just look him in the eye, smirk and say... "I'm handling it pop, I'm handling it!"

"When life throws you a curve... LEAN INTO IT!"

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That's great! It lets him know he did right, with a bit of humor thrown in.

My dad's best advice to me? "To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late has no excuse."

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Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do.
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My dad's best advice to me? "To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late has no excuse."
Your Dad and my Dad must of been on the same boat when they learned that!
My Dad drilled that into my head and I try live by it everyday, only acceptation is when I am with my wife I will be Late

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"You see son, you can want in one hand and crap in the other.... Which one do you think will fill up first?"
"If you want something, you have to earn it!"
He also, always told me, "You have to do things for yourself! No one else is going to do it for you."
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Lead follow or get out the way.
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