A fork in the road

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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Everyday brings a series of choices.  You can choose to stay in bed.  You can choose to try somethingA fork in the road new.  You can choose to do the same thing you always do.  You can choose to learn something.  You can choose to ignore something.  You can choose to be engaged.  You can choose to disengage.  You can choose to close your eyes.  You can choose to see.

No matter what you choose each day, it's your choice.  You can choose to be a victim, or you can choose to be a victor.  You can choose to conqueror, or you can choose to be conquered.  You can choose to be a success, or you can choose to be a failure.  You can choose to be in charge, or you can choose to be controlled.  

Everyday is a day of opportunity.  You will always choose which one you will take.  You might choose by default, or a perceived default, or you might choose by vision and desire.  The world is open before you.  Choose wisely, and inspire the portion of the world you've been fortunate to grace. 

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Mike Cooper
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That's a great choice, CT.

Absolutely, Lisa.  Choose wisely.

Oct 06, 2012 06:09 AM #23
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Mike, It's that failure of people to realize they have choices and then not take accountability to take personal responsibility for them is one of my pet peeves.  Today I did choose to stay in bed later than normal.  First showing is at 2 p.m. :)

Oct 06, 2012 07:21 AM #24
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Richard and Beth Witt
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Hi Mike... I like this post... very nice choice!

Have a Happy Day...

Oct 06, 2012 10:42 AM #25
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Mike Cooper
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I did to, Bliz.  I got up at 7:00 am.  8-)

Thanks, Beth.

Oct 06, 2012 10:49 AM #26
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Mike - all true and very eloquently put while to the point. For the most part life is how you perceive it and that's a choice. When something's not working, it's up to us to change it, not complain year after year as many people do. I apply this to my fears and try to always face them rather then avoid them and miss out on life its amazing opportunities! Love your blogs - always inspirational!

Oct 06, 2012 03:16 PM #27
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Mike Cooper
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Thank you, Kris.  You are always so generous with your comments. 

Oct 06, 2012 03:28 PM #28
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Hey, Mike!  I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Have a great week!

Oct 07, 2012 05:41 AM #29
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, Pat.  I really appreciate it.  Have a great Sunday.

Oct 07, 2012 05:54 AM #30
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Debbie Cook
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Mike,

What an inspiration in a short Blog Post - very well done.  Thanks

Oct 07, 2012 06:22 AM #31
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, Debbie.

Oct 07, 2012 06:29 AM #32
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Kat Palmiotti
Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Mike - that is soooo true.  Everything is a choice, even when it doesn't feel like one, or even when all the choices are crappy, they're still choices.  I choose to live my life by recognizing my choices and proactively making them.  And now I choose to stop commenting.

 

Oct 07, 2012 07:30 AM #33
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There you go, Kat.  Have a great Sunday.

Oct 07, 2012 07:45 AM #34
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Great and well-written post that everyone should read!  It often surprises me when people get stuck and think their life is this way or that way ... when actually they have the power to change it, all by themselves :-)

Oct 07, 2012 09:27 AM #35
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Bill Gillhespy
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Hi Mike,  Sometimes the best advice comes in the simplest wrapper.  This looks like one of those times !

Oct 07, 2012 09:51 AM #36
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Melissa Marro
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I love the idea that we are the master of our own lives. While things are thrown at us every day taht we have no control over, what we do have control of is what we do with that.

Oct 07, 2012 11:07 AM #37
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Mike Cooper
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Here, here, Maureen.

Yes it does, Bill.

Well said, Melissa.

Oct 07, 2012 12:57 PM #38
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Donna Foerster
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Hi Mike~ I'm curious...what inspired this post? All too often I surrend to the day, I need to take charge and make MY choices!

Oct 07, 2012 02:38 PM #39
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Mike Cooper
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Donna, I'm not sure.  Last week was pretty crazy busy, so it could have been a number of things. 

Oct 07, 2012 04:33 PM #40
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Hi Mike - Very true.  And what some people don't realize is that doing nothing is also a choice.

Oct 08, 2012 02:41 PM #41
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Mike Cooper
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You are right on the money, Susan.

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