Goddess Revolution #3 The best advice in life

The best advice you'll ever receive in life

 

I’m back today with my wonderful friends. Today’s post has me excited on so many levels.

Often in life, we meet people, that either stays in your life for a very long time, or that is a part of your life for only a short period of time. Either way, we learn something from everyone. Be it something life changing or something small. The beauty of it is, we never stop learning. And this is what this post is all about. The best advice you received in life. Read on to feel inspired, just like I did when it read their answers.

 

Relene Croukamp

The best advice I ever received in life, came from my mother. Despite my sometimes hard exterior, I have such a big heart and always want to see the best in people and believe that they are better than their actions. Needless to say, I have been hurt a lot. One day, while I was still young, my mother told me something that I’ll never forget… When someone shows you who they really are, believe them. So despite having always believed that every person will have my best interest at heart like I had theirs, I started seeing people for who they really are. And that changed my life forever.

 

Lizle Van Der Westhuizen

The best advice… I can think of many. One that really sits with me until this day would be the one where my mom once told me that you arrive in this world alone and cannot take your worldly possessions with you. I treasure my belongings but never once did I praise them or felt I cannot go without them.

The next story I will tell, I will never forget as long as I live. I still laugh when I think back to that day. I must have been 5 or 6 at the time. I was having a bath and out of the blue, my brother shouts….”You better not take that bath… Jesus can come and take you!!” Obviously, I was frightened out of my wits. But ever since that day, I was more aware of a Higher Power. Thanks Conradt! Hahaha!

 

Tiffany Prinsloo

Don’t complain about things. You are the only person that can do something about it. If you don’t do anything it will stay the same.- Some advise I got from my loving husband.

 

Nadine Conradie

The best advice I ever received was actually advice given to me by my mother. She told me to always dress for the position I wanted, and not for the position that I was in. Although it might sound stupid, it is something that I have kept with me throughout my career. My mother also gave me another piece of advice which to this day, is something I think about daily. She told me to always be honest and to always stick to my core values and beliefs. There is a saying, rather hurt me with the truth than comfort me with a lie. I have so much respect for people who are downright honest with me because being honest to someone’s face takes a lot more courage than talking behind their backs.

 

 

Sune’ Bissett

The best advice I ever received was “take risks, if you win you’ll be happy if you lose you’ll be wise”. It’s easy to cling to your comfort zones, but being bold and exploring your curiosities is necessary for growth. Every experience – good or bad will shape you in a positive way if you let it.

 

 

Jacqueline Bosch

“Never say Never” is the best advice I ever received. Life can be good or life can be bad, but yes what you make of it, that is how it is going to be.

Especially regarding illness – My Grandma had cancer and only after 13 years she got cured of cancer. Just when she got cured, my mom got breast cancer, and my best friend got sick with an illness that is so rare. Regarding bad life situations – My other best friend’s daughter was raped by her own boyfriend, and today she is a beautiful young woman with a little boy, that bless her every day. So what I believe is never say it won’t happen to you. Prepare yourself for all life situations.

And yes it’s sometimes bad, but I’ve believed all the strong people in life gets the bad things, just because God knows that they are strong enough to handle any bad situation and will overcome anything.  And all three ladies in my life have overcome so many things and still going strong today. My grandma sadly passed away, but what good role models are they? I know who I can turn to one day for strength if that one thing does happen to me, which I never thought might have.

 

Simoney Vosloo

I think the best advice that I ever received is “Kill them with kindness.” Most people that know me, won’t necessarily sum me up as the nice girl. And people who meet me or the first time agrees. All because of my looks. I have a very intimidating look since my school days. And unfortunately, because of people’s perception of me, I built who I am around that. What a mistake! So later in life, I learned that making a scene or being rude because people judge me, got me nowhere. And to kill them with kindness really works! The truth is, being kind does change you for the better. A kind personality makes you so much sexier!

 

Colleen Van Heerden

I have heard so many stories and little pieces of advice over the years but none really stuck… But one… Never be bothered by the opinions of others unless it will benefit you. And the best advice I have for others… Live every day as if it is your last, spend every minute you have with those you love, make a call to that one person you haven’t seen in months, or years, because tomorrow might be too late.

 

Marie’ Venter

This is a very difficult question as I have so many different advice for different aspects of my life that I have received in the past but for now I will only give you two.

  1. And this is in Afrikaans: ” Toets alles, maar behou die goeie”

My grandma always used to tell her daughters this and this was also passed on to us through my mom. She always said to us, don’t be afraid of trying new things and doing things that you may be too scared to do. But remember that you do not need to keep on doing it if you don`t like it. So that’s where the phrase comes in ” behou die goeie” .

 

  1. ” Never say never, and always avoid always” – At first this did not always make sense to me, but after the last couple of years I really started to understand this. There are so many things that I always said I will never do….and truth be told…..most of them I did and I am not regretting any moment of it. It changed my life to start thinking this way. Because never is a very long time to say you won’t do anything or say anything, and always…..well just avoid this as my experience has told me….it can make or break you.

 

Madelein Ackermann

Hmmmm…the best advise I’ve ever gotten?

We all have gotten the clichés:

“Just be yourself!”

“You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.”

“Fake it till you make it.”

“Follow your heart….”

So many times you just wanted to tell someone “Oh pleaaaase”…but every now and then someone gives you a little gem that really works for you.

Do what makes you happy.  Just do what is best for you. Sometimes we have to be selfish in order to find true happiness. So when I stopped existing and just started living, I knew it was time to be a little selfish… but that doesn’t mean I will ever stop sharing the love I still have to give. <3

 

Mieke Botha

When I was a little girl, I used to always complain to my parents when I had nothing to do. I would give a huge sigh and say “I’M BOOOOORED!” and it would echo through the whole house. Being an only child was hard, until that one evening while my parents were watching television, I stomped into the living room just about to shout my next protestation “I’m BO-“, when my dad interrupted me and said, “Mieke, only boring people get bored”. At that time, it didn’t make much sense to me, and I assumed it to be fairly unfair since I had no one to play with.

Until a few months ago, I realized that this was some of the best advice that shaped me into the person I am today. Being bored is a very rare issue that I come to face these days. I can always find a way to entertain myself, especially being stuck in a boring situation. I don’t mind being alone and I don’t need anyone in order to be entertained. There is so much out there to do, so much to read, so many things to feel and see. Yes, it must take a boring and bland person not to see the beauty in less flashy, simple small things.

Wanda Koekemoer

I had to think hard about this one. It isn’t really so much advice as it is a statement or a question. “When is enough enough?” I’ve had to answer this a few times in my adult life.

When is enough enough?

– How much chocolate is enough? ????

– How much dieting/weight loss is enough?

– How long before you stop believing the lies?

– How long before you get tired of the games?

– How long until you finally decide to move on?

And my latest work-related one:

– When is enough, enough? When do I finally choose my own wellbeing? When I finally snap and it’s too late to turn back time? Or do I decide that I have had enough and ask for help?

So with any conflict you might experience in life, ask yourself: When is enough, enough? Think hard and be truthful in your answer. If you realise it’s that time, make the decision and free yourself. Be brave and move on…whether it be something life-changing or just to put the other half of the chocolate back into the cupboard for another day ????

 

I love doing these Goddess Revolution posts because I not only get to share my blogging journey with my friends but because I do hope that these posts inspire just one person out there. And if you liked this post, check out this one where we talked about Body Confidence or this one where we shared our Beauty Secrets.

And if you want, share in the comments what the best advice is you ever received?

25 Photos that will make you want to visit Mozambique

Chances are, if you are a South African citizen, you have been to Mozambique or plan to go. If not, you really should add it to your list of places to travel to.

Back in 2010, we were lucky to go there with our group of friends, some of whom we still hang out and travel with to this day.

Mozambique or more specifically Ponto do Ouro, where we stayed, is not your 5-star holiday type of vacation. It’s more rugged and you definitely need a 4 x 4 to travel around in. Although the civil war ended in 1992, the effects can still be seen today with a lot of broken and abandoned buildings and homes.

But having said that, it is still such a beautiful country. With long white sandy beaches and bright blue ocean as your view. And won’t cause a big dent in your pocket budget wise.

25 photos that will make you want to visit Mozambique

 

We arrived at the border quite early in the morning and can’t really say we had any issues with going through the border other than the usual. Having to bribe border control to take over our braai meat and waiting an hour or two. 

 

 

So as per tradition, and if you have been there you’ll know, you can’t go to Ponto do Ouro and not stop at Fernando’s. It’s famous for their R & R’s. To those who are not familiar with it, Rum and Rasberry. And I really mean a lot of Tipo Tinto Rum! To say we might have been drunk after one of those, will be an understatement! Unfortunately, Fernando passed away last year after losing his battle with colon cancer. But the bar still remains a legendary must to visit. And we are some of the lucky ones who had our passport photos up on the wall. Also one of the traditions at Fernando’s.

 

 

We stayed at Coco Rico Resort and had two duplexes, each with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Definitely, nothing to complain about. There’s also a lot of camping accommodation. But if you know me, as well as one of my best friends, Tiffany, you’ll know we don’t do the camping thing… For a lot of reasons which I won’t bore you with.

 

 

This holiday was such a memorable one. We went swimming with dolphins and the guys all went deep sea fishing. We hung out and made fresh prawns for dinner and we went exploring.  We got drunk on absinthe and tequila shots on my husband’s birthday and we had lunches on the beach front. Everyone played touch rugby on the beach while we drank the local beers.

The Market where got all our fresh vegetables during our stay. 

Yes, that is Rob with a condom over his head hahaha!

Doesn’t this just make you want to go on holiday? Remember to take your crazy friends with you, to create your own unforgettable memories!

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25 photos that will make you want to visit Mozambique / Ponto do Ouro