"Cut your coat depending on your cloth"
A lot of saying of our grandparents and parents has been handed down to their offspring and children to provide useful advice. It is not easy to understand all those but we have to figure out the meaning of a saying to see the literal and figurative meaning of each word
Yesterday when I had a discussion on my future plan with some friends and were told that " you should cut your coat depending on your cloth". I know they mean that I should consider my target.
Coat is a goal I aim at. If the goal is beyond my reach I should retail the cloth in order to make the coat that the cloth allows me to perform. The figurative meaning of this saying want to advice one should not be too greedy and too blinded to judge his/her ability.
Yet, a negative attitude to life is unacceptable. Life is changing everyday and we have to struggle to seek opportunities to learn and improve ourselves to meet the social demand. And thank to Mr. Google a lot, I can search and find many materials, sources that has been providing me knowledge and skills to improve myself with a little cost.