I'm sure many of you who have little children and are very familiar with the movie Kung Fu Panda - which my two young boys have watched approximately 5,388 times by now - give or take a few.
What I find particularly cute in this movie are the sayings of Master Oogway the turtle. If you think about it, a lot of these sayings are very well thought out and useful in a number of life's aspects.
There are no accidents.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why they call it the present.
I think the media really needs to hear this one.
You just need to believe.
Sometimes when all we hear around us are negatives, the best solution is to truly believe that things are not as bad as others want you to think.
One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.
Sometimes I find that by paying too much attention to avoid something, I wind up causing it myself.
There is no such thing as bad news.
It really just is "news". Whether it is "bad" or "good" depends on who is listening to the news, their opinions on things, and their own reaction to it.
Quit. Don't quit. Noodles. Don't noodles. You are too concerned with what was, and what will be.
All of the real estate pessimists out there need to hear this one as well.
Look at this tree. I cannot make it blossom when it suits me, nor make it bear fruit before its time.
This one has bearing for our current financial and real estate markets. The markets have a character of their own and, instead of putting billions of dollars towards bending them in directions we think they will go, we should consider instead how best to adapt ourselves as they change.