Elizabeth Olsen has talked many times before about the influence her twin sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley, have had on her and now she’s revealed a life mantra of theirs that she lives by.
The WandaVision star, 32, shared their words of wisdom during an interview for the show Off Camera With Sam Jones. The chat was actually recorded back in January but has gone viral this week after being shared multiple times on Instagram, including by Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner.
When asked by host Sam Jones whether she has a "mantra or rule" passed on from her family that influences the way she conducts herself and her career, she offered some serious wisdom.
"I think there are two things, something my sisters always say which might have come from my father at one point... that 'no' is a full sentence. You can just say 'no'.
"I really like that, especially as a woman, I just really like that in all aspects of life."
She then went on to share an approach to life that she has learnt from her father.
Sharing that he is "a golfer" and that "the mind of a golfer is like the mind of a Buddhist", she explained: "You have to be really present and you have to really let go of your last hand. If it's bad or if it's good, it doesn't matter. You can't have an attachment to it."
The actress went on: "And my dad would always say to try and beat your last best score, that you're only competing against yourself. You're not competing against anyone else. And that's what golfers do."
“Yes, they're competing but they're competing against their own scores and their own handicap and their own last best round. But it's that idea that you're not in competition with anyone else except to improve yourself, and I think that's something that's always had a big impression on me."
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