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In these times of great difficulty, I have some things I want to share with all of you: THE DOWNSIDE HOLDS AN UPSIDE; if you can find the good things, focus on them....
I know some of the laws and theories of physics---Not well, but I know them by reading and listening to people who are physicists or scientists or people who are just plain aware of what Descartes, Newton, Einstein, or any of the leading theorists of times long gone have come up with. These laws are familiar to all of us in one form or another:
What goes up must come down...
Persistence causes resistance...
The Theory of relativity
The ideas of Carl Jung on "Synchronicity, An Acausal Connecting Principle", Gary zukav on the "Seat Of The Soul", Deepak Chopra on "Creating The Life You Want", Belitz and Lundstrom's "The Power of Flow" and other countless books with these ideas now permeate our thinking, without our even being aware of them:
There are no accidents...
What goes around, comes around...
Go with the flow...
What you can conceive, you can achieve...
There is abundance in the universe
Be careful what you ask for; you might get it!
What does all this have to do with real estate???
Well, we as real estate professionals are all caught up in the "down turn" of the housing market. That downward spiral is an actual emotional occurrence and has the ability to pull us all down with it; just as surely as the water, swirling, pulls everything around it with it, down into the sink hole or the drain, or the metaphorical black hole!
On the brink, I have felt this pull--a force that is almost irresistible; I have felt it at such a deep level that I have literally felt it pull me down physically--my feet could not move fast enough; my legs felt heavy and unable to pick up to walk! ...Like a bad dream, the one that you jump from, into a wild awakening that makes your heart race and your breathing almost stop. I have been there on the precipice and I have felt the downward spiral.
WHAT WE CAN DO:
keep your chin up and forge ahead--What goes down CAN go up again! If I were feeling the pull of the down-ward spiral AGAIN, I would scratch gravel to find the upside, what ever it may be:
Maybe a house sold that was on the market for a LONG time--
Maybe someone got a modification, FINALLY, and is going to be OK...
Maybe a foreclosure was halted by a helpful family member....
what ever you can come up with, come up with it!!
It is critical that you start building a positive roster of happenings that you can focus on. If you do, you will begin to see the positive things start to happen-
it's not magic; it is a law of nature that what ever you focus on, you will get!!! (That goes for the negative as well--so be careful what you focus on!)
Paula I. Hathaway, LBA, Prudential Douglas Elliman
Top Producer, Diamond , Gold and Chairman's Circle Awards
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.