If only someone had told me: "Don't be so clever" when I was a young smart mouth. While the ultimate goal was to make people smile, my antics and craziness did not always prove to be truly helpful. (Sometimes I was not as clever or funny as I thought.)
The battle continues as my creative brain looks for ways to make people smile and feel great about the day and the opportunities that exist. Quite a few years ago, I mostly killed 'clever' and I began to prioritize 'commitment' which is a necessary component to getting things done.