5 cliches & idioms to live by:
#5: All that Glitters is not Gold:
I don't know how many times I have learned this lesson the hard way. It applies in so many aspects of life. Sometimes, it is really not worth it to pay for the glitz, when the benefit is too short lived. What you think is beautiful can easily be "smoke and mirrors".
#4: No Use Crying over Spilled Milk:
When I was in the high school, I was in this UCLA program called VIPS scholars. Early on in my scholastic career (lol), I was a worrisome student- like, knots in my stomach ..can't eat kind of worrisome. It was bad. Then I met one of the mentors and he said something that (in all honesty wasn't even that profound) stuck with me forever. "If you change something, f*ck it. You cant bring yesterday back, all you can do is BETTER." This does not mean that you need to accept defeat. However, there are some things that are beyond your control. If you dwell on the woulda coulda shoulda ... you will miss the opportunity to succeed. After all, rejection is God's protection.
#3: Idle hands are the Devils tools:
My friend told me this and I didn't even know what it meant lol. This idiom implies that nothing good can really come out of boredom and complacency. This is real. When we are stuck in neutral, we often times get ourselves into trouble. In high school, me and my friends were the prime example - when we had nothing to do, we raised hell. This also applies to the 20-somethings. Sitting in yourself is not okay if you plan to take over the world. just saying.
#2: A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned:
Since i was a little girl, my Dad has tried to lecture me about the importance of saving. I can't pretend like i have figured it out. Nevertheless, if we learned how to save money (as little as every paycheck - 20%) ... we'd surprise ourselves. I know a woman who bought her first house in her twenties, simply because she saved religiously. think about it.
#1: What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger:
This is my favorite. If you accept it, it will be one of the most beneficial phrases to live by. Some people really do crumble when dealing with adversity. I, however, can attest to the strength that comes out of hardship. With God and perseverance, anything is possible.