Career Advice From RBG

A few years ago RBG shared some advice in @nytimes that was recently highlighted in @forbes.... “Another often-asked question when I speak in public: “Do you have some good advice you might share with us?” Yes, I do. It comes from my savvy mother-in-law, advice she gave me on my wedding day. “In every good marriage,” she counseled, “it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.” I have followed that advice assiduously, and not only at home through 56 years of a marital partnership nonpareil. I have employed it as well in every workplace, including the Supreme Court. When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.”

It helps sometimes to be a little deaf - of course she would say that❤️ it’s so true. So often our biggest mistakes and regrets stem from quick reactions or decisions instead of taking the time to think through the options we have.

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