9 People Share The Words They've Heard That Changed How They Live Their Lives

"Perfection is the enemy of good."

We're constantly in communication with the people around us — whether it be face to face, over the phone, via email, and beyond — and sometimes, our conversations really make an impact on our daily lives.

For instance, there may be that one piece of advice you heard from an old boss that you carry with you at your current job. Or you may have heard a stranger say something in passing that really stuck with you. And maybe your mom's words from your childhood have influenced the person you are today.


Recently, Redditor WeOwnTheSkyyy asked the Reddit community: What is something someone told you that has changed how you live your life?

The results have since started a thread filled with noteworthy words from the people in our lives, and how those words have affected others permanently. We rounded up nine positive submissions that, perhaps, will influence your life for the better, too. 

1. “Don’t stagnate, there is more than this out there.”

2. "At the root of all anger is a violated expectation."

3. "Take a shot, ask her out. If she says no, acknowledge and move on."

4. "You have to work for everything in life."

5. "To actually listen more instead of thinking about what to say next."

6. "I don't give a fuck what you want to do, if you're happy, I'm happy."

7. "Will you sink today, or let it float away ... it's your decision."

8. "You have every bit of control on how you respond to ANYTHING and EVERYTHING."

9. "Perfection is the enemy of good."

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