“Stay on the right bus, and if you fall off, get back on.” My mom was teaching me that you should always be moving forward in the right direction. It’s okay if something happens or you “fall off,”” as long as you get back on quickly, before the bus gets too far away from you.
“Sticking your head into gopher holes may seem fun at first, but it’s really just expensive in the end.”
“Measure twice, cut once.” My mom was an architect and very detail-oriented. I’d like to think that she said this often to encourage me to take a more thoughtful, conscious approach to plotting out my life, but really she was probably just tired of how much colored paper I wasted on school projects.