Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...

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Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...

     " If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. "
     ~ Bruce Lee ~

     The humming bird is the smallest bird in the Americas. Their annual migration from their winter home in central America to their summer breeding home in north America, often take them several thousand miles. Some species even fly across the Gulf of Mexico.
     If the smallest bird in the Americas can do such amazing feats, just imagine what you can do if you put really your mind to it...



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Comments (23)

Scott Baker
www.eHomeReports.com Coldwell Banker Realty - Liberty Township, OH
Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio

That is long trek for anyone, anything. Thank you for the Monday morning startup.

Aug 23, 2010 12:56 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Your humming bird analogy should be all the motivation anyone ever needs to strive to reach new heights.

Great accompanying photo, as always, Michael

Aug 23, 2010 01:18 AM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Wow, Michael, as I rub the sleep from my eyes and grab a cup of coffee, I have two hummers flying in front of my bay window chasing each other and feeding.  Great shot as always. 

Aug 23, 2010 01:23 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

'Morning Michael. Maybe I'm weird, but I love Monday mornings -- so full of potential! Thanks for your words of wisdom.

Aug 23, 2010 02:04 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning Michael.....monday mornings are always a busy time.....I like your thoughts on reaching plateaus.....we're about to scale to the next one.

Aug 23, 2010 02:42 AM
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

Great post and great picture. 

Aug 23, 2010 03:25 AM
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Mortgage Loan Originator

Inspiring words, Michael.  Seems that so often we humans put limits where there should be none, and don't put limits where there should be some!

Hummginbirds, Monarch butterflies - their annual journeys are truly awesome.

Aug 23, 2010 03:26 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I love your hummingbird posts!  My hubby and I saw one (total of only 4 this summer) yesterday...love them!

Aug 23, 2010 03:30 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I'm sure Bruce Lee was thinking of something else but I think the Hummingbird is a fine example of never resting and always moving to a goal...
You are one busy and prolific person Michael
!
Paul

Aug 23, 2010 04:27 AM
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

What a beautiful photo, I love hummingbirds.  We don't get too many of them here in St George, but I will see one occasionally.

Aug 23, 2010 05:31 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Michael,

I never get tired of watching humming birds. They are always in motion.

Aug 23, 2010 09:35 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Great kick in the pants for a Monday Michael and thank you for the motivation to stretch our limits.

Aug 23, 2010 10:25 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Amazing _Photo. Ceil loves hummingbirds I know she will want a copy of this. I never asked but do you sell your photos?

Aug 23, 2010 02:56 PM
Jay Lloyd
Cape Coral Florida - Cape Coral, FL
Allpro Home Inspection

Hi Michael, I love hummingbirds, but I've tried every possible feeder hoping to attract just one, and never have.....I had one that attracted a good many ants though :) jay   ps: nice pic

Aug 23, 2010 04:19 PM
Franklin & Brentwood, TN Homes Mike Nastri
Keller Williams Realty - Franklin, TN
It matters to us as much as it matters to you.

Wow,  Great photo Michael, the wings of the humming bird in flight are something to capture so clearly.

Aug 24, 2010 07:46 AM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Michael...love this photo. Humming birds are special. we have a Feeder out for them year round, the Hummingbirds here stay all year. I guess it's too far to travel to South America.

What type of lenses do you use to capture one of these guys with your camera...I find it hard to get to close without them zooming off.

Aug 25, 2010 03:58 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Michael, Thanks for Bruce Lee's words of wisdom.

I just have to share my link for my first video I took of a hummingbird, hope you don't mind.

Thank you!
Gloria

Aug 25, 2010 10:17 AM
The Brewer Team - Benchmark Realty
Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN

Michael - I have an army of Hummingbird at my house right now, and I fear that they will crash into me whenever I step outside.

Aug 25, 2010 12:22 PM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

What a "hum" dinger of a post Michael.  Have a good week!

Aug 25, 2010 03:41 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

WOW Michael what a great capture and some very interesting info on Hummingbirds, I grew up with them at the cabin when I was a little boy.

VB ;-)

Aug 28, 2010 03:58 PM