How often do we start out to do one thing and then encounter trouble as we travel down the road to opportunity? So many times I find myself becoming frustrated when I run into trouble while in the pursuit of accomplishing my task … whether that task is working with a new program on the computer, trying to get from one side of town to another and hitting heavy traffic or too many red lights, or starting a project which is on my “Bucket List” … it just never ceases to amaze me how often I am sucked into the trap of frustration! I think, the fact that I am a perfectionist greatly contributes to this.
Last October was one of those times … while attending a business conference in Anaheim, I found myself looking down a very long and difficult path to achieving my goal … which was to find the front door and get to my first meeting on time.
As I am one of those people who find it very difficult to walk long distances, this particular path was not the best situation for me.
After several time-outs to stop and rest, I pushed through and finally arrived at my destination … tired, frustrated and upset that I had been given the wrong directions as to where to park … I proceeded to check-in and receive my conference credentials and make my way to my first round-table meeting.
On the surface this was not the way I wanted my day to start … but what awaited me was something so much better that I could have ever envisioned … If only at the time, I would have had the presence of mind to collect my thoughts, regain my composure and recognize the opportunities right before me, I then would have enjoyed the process so much more.
Happily, the day ended well with much success, none of which could be attributed to MY initial attitude but through the kindness of others and … my willingness to learn new ways of doing things … I am grateful that I did achieve my goal … which is the main moral to this story.
We all encounter problems, difficulties and setbacks while in the pursuit of accomplishing our goals and tasks. But the truth of the matter is that if we were not trying to DO SOMETHING in the first place, we wouldn’t encounter any difficulties.
So one of my New Year Resolutions is to welcome those challenges and bumps in the road and recognize them as reminders that I am actually accomplishing something.
This coming new year of 2011, I want to extend my help and professional expertise to anyone who wants to buy or sell real estate in the Long Beach or Lakewood communities. If you want to get information about buying your first home or … If you or someone you know is having a problem with paying their mortgage and owes much more on their home that it is worth and doesn’t know what to do or where to start … my team is ready with answers, solutions and tools. Remember overcoming challenge is my NEW middle name!
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Using technology to aid real estate buyers and sellers was, by the way, the theme of the conference that I attended in October … so I am very anxious to share the tools that I am now using and all the knowledge on how to use them that I have since acquired.
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