Karate Kid's Mister Miyagi - Words of Wisdom

Do you have a mentor in your life? Maybe you derived some terrific words of wisdom from a book, a popular politician, or maybe even a karate master. Wax on, wax off, Daniel-san. No matter what the source, we could all use a little help in finding our way through this wonderful thing called life.

Just as I’ve done in the recent past, I turned once again to the Twitter community for their thoughts last night and this morning. I pose questions like these on Twitter from time to time, so make sure that you are following me if you want to participate.

What is the single best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

betshopboy @michaelkwan “Life is about making choices & sacrifices” is the best piece of advice I’ve received
rayebersole @michaelkwan Best advice I’ve gotten: “Get your work done as soon as possible, you then have more time to make yourself look good.”
edlau @michaelkwan Wear pants when you go outside. Or was it “…when you leave the house?” I don’t remember. Either way.
bluefur @michaelkwan “never trust a big butt and a smile” – BBD

c_davies @michaelkwan "Love many, trust few; always paddle your own canoe"

Taking the Twitter Question to Facebook Too

Even though this is technically the Twitter Question of the Day, I usually pose the question through Facebook as well. Casting the 140-character limit of Twitter aside, I got this response from Joseph Planta:

planta I read two pieces of advice from Tim Russert, which I have tried to live by. First: He always said tell the truth, that way you will only have one story to remember. And the second, is that if you agree to do something or go somewhere, act like you want to be there, or else you shouldn’t have agreed in the first place.