Lessons I Learned from My Dad (4)

My son, pay attention to my wisdom.
                            —Proverbs 5:1

One more batch of lessons I learned from my dad.

I learned that . . .

I can’t choose where I came from, but I can choose where I am going.

The only one who can do me lasting harm is me.

Courage is not being fearless but finding the strength to do what I have to do even when I am afraid.

Today is always here; tomorrow never.

I should never let a charitable thought end with a good intention.

The best things in life aren’t things.

I shouldn’t grumble about what I don’t have, but be grateful for what I do have.

If I have integrity, nothing else matters—and if I don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.

There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

The path of failure goes two ways: following the
advice of no one and following the advice of everyone.