Just Keep Pushing The Green Button!

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Mortgage and Lending with Skyline Home Loans NMLS #311662

Do you ever catch yourself doing unproductive tasks either out of habit or because "it has always been done that way"? Choose productive activities and stick with it! This is a good lesson for us all !

During an experiment, pigeons were put in cages with one green and one red button.  In one cage, if the birds pecked the green button they would get food every time.  In the other, the green button yielded food erratically and the pigeons had to persist to get enough food.  In both cases, pecking the red button did nothing.  Both sets of birds thrived, learning what they had to do to survive and to ignore the red button that yielded no food.  But when the birds that were used to getting a reward every time were put in the cage that fed them only occasionally, they failed to adapt; they hit their heads against the cage and pecked wildly at everything in sight.

 

There are two worthwhile lessons from this study.  First, the pigeons quickly learned from experience to avoid the red button because it was unproductive.  There are lots of people who would lead smoother and happier lives if they just stopped pushing red buttons that never give them what they want.

 

Second, even birds who have it too easy get spoiled and develop an entitlement mentality that prevents them from adapting to situations where they can solve their problems if they just work harder.  Some people are like that too.  They don’t deal well with new circumstances especially those that require persistence.

 

Part of being responsible is learning from experience to appreciate the benefits of tenacity and the wisdom of avoiding useless, harmful and self-defeating patterns of behavior.

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Matt Brady

 

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Sharon Tara
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What a great lesson! I love this! 

Carol Williams   I would like to nominate this for Second Chance Saturday!

Oct 19, 2017 01:47 PM #1
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Matt Brady
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Thanks Sharon Tara, I would love more people to see and comment on this.

 

Oct 19, 2017 01:56 PM #2
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Hi Matt,
Definitely a great message in the pigeon test.  Thanks for sharing.  I'll queue it up for the Second Chance Saturday post.  

Oct 20, 2017 08:29 AM #3
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Matt - great lesson here.  We have always done it that way derails many people.  We must learn to adapt and then to take it to the next level expect and anticipate change.

Oct 21, 2017 05:03 AM #4
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Matt Brady
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Grant Schneider - In this industry we certainly have had to adapt to new ways of doing business and new regulation.

Oct 21, 2017 06:57 AM #5
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Matt

There's are some good lessons here for us all.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jeff

Oct 21, 2017 10:50 PM #6
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Matt Brady
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Hi Jeff Dowler, I am thinking about creating a blue button that erases all the stupid stuff we do. 

Oct 22, 2017 10:19 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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This is an excellent story to share.

I hope you are enjoying a most productive year.

Oct 23, 2017 07:56 AM #8
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Matt Brady
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Hi Roy Kelly, It is always good to get a response from you. Be Well!

Oct 23, 2017 08:57 AM #9
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