Dare You To Move

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So after the rather looooooooong weekend that just happened, I thought that a post with a more inspirational tone to it was in order. ;)

One of my good friends from high school had a saying that used to drive everyone crazy. It seemed like when things got tough, inevitably she would look at you and say "Cry me a river, build me a bridge and GET OVER IT!". . . . Did I mention that most people would readily admit to wanting to strangle her on occasion? It was annoying to hear when you were having a hard time (and everyone knows that High School is no picnic!) and wanted nothing more than a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on. She was good at offering them when you really needed them, but if she thought that you were after more sympathy than you were entitled to, watch out!

The thing is, she had a good point. How often do we allow something that has happened in the near, or even distant, past to affect for the worse what we are trying to accomplish today? How many times have we just looked at something and given up before we even really tried, because we failed in the past? And how much longer are we going to let that hold us back? Forever? Because it's a possibility if you let it be.

There is something to be said for trying, anything is a possibility if you let it become one! Just pick your sorry self up off the ground, brush the dust off and hit the road to success running! I'll be the one with the pom-poms screaming like an idiot and cheering you on. ;)

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    Phly Jambor
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Comments (17)

Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Phyl, There are just those times that we have to pull ourself up by the boot straps and just keep on going.  I can remember my Mother telling me you are a Gifford and Gifford's don't quit.

Sep 07, 2010 04:31 PM
Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

well said.  You cant hold back from your dreams because you skinned your knees doing it once or twice.

Sep 07, 2010 04:31 PM
Richard Green
U.S. Cybertek, Inc. - Houston, MO

Marchel - I think that has to be a mom thing! ;) My daughter Embry's favorite saying is "Jambors don't quit!" This week has been a bootstraps week, but I think that's I'm better for it. . . . . or at least slightly more grateful for normal daily life if nothing else! ;)

Sep 07, 2010 04:36 PM
Richard Green
U.S. Cybertek, Inc. - Houston, MO

Stan - You totally hit the nail on the head! ;) Just think about what the world would be like if Olympic athletes gave up the first time they fell! We would be an entire planet of couch potatoes! Blech! :(

Sep 07, 2010 04:40 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Phly, Glad things are back to "normal"!  We all keep trying until we get it right!

Sep 07, 2010 05:06 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Phyl, great post!  Thanks, everyone needs to be reminded that it is up to us to change things!  Thanks!

Sep 07, 2010 05:53 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Phly.....the dust always settles.....time takes care of everything.....

Sep 08, 2010 12:13 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTORĀ®

When they first started putting that "Put on you big girl panties......" I HATED IT. But after awhile, I had to agree. There are times when we just have to MOVE ON!  :O)

Sep 08, 2010 12:44 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Well said Phly. Anything is possible if we set out heart to it.

Sep 08, 2010 02:53 AM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


I remember a story about Edison when he got the filament right after about 999 tries. He said I now know 999 ways NOT to make a filament. He brushed himself off that many times.

Sep 08, 2010 05:03 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team
Phly...BTW, I just signed up for the tester!!!!
Sep 08, 2010 12:34 PM
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

Great read!  I think we all missed the awesome writing and blogging skills of the phly on the wall!  Well, not the wall, but phly on the fly...  HAHAHAHA!  Ok, that wasn't very funny, but I am laughing...  So I guess that is all that matters.  lol

Sometimes we give up, when we were one idea away from success...  So well said in the post and the comments!

Sep 09, 2010 04:39 PM
Richard Green
U.S. Cybertek, Inc. - Houston, MO

Liz and Bill - It's all about hanging on to your optimism for dear life when things get rough. The guys at R3altor said to say your doing awesome! ;) 

Tony - Thanks, and you are most welcome! ;)

Barbara - The dust usually settles about the time you think you are going to choke to death, but you are right, it does settle in time. ;) Awesome! The guys at R3altor told me that you are a perfect BETA tester. . .  and asked if they could please have a bunch more just like you. ;) 

Joni - I hate that saying too! I always used to pop back with "What's my underwear got to do with anything?" ;) I like the bridge one better! ;) But I agree, sometimes you just have to suck it up and keep on trucking.

Craig - My mom is living proof of that. She has been told many thing that had she listened her life would be completely different. She was told at different times in life that A) she would never have any more children, (Boy, am I glad she ignored that one!) B)that she would never walk, (Good luck catching up with the woman when she's shopping!) and C )that she would never live to see 30. (She a very young looking 55). She decided that only she had the right to set limits on what she could do, and her life is totally different from what it could have been. . . . but in a very, very good way;)

Terry - I love that story about Edison! He over came some serious challenges and became one of the great names of science. Why? Because he refused to give up! Embry's (my daughter) favorite thing to say is "Jambors don't quit!" and it makes me proud every time she does. ;)

Chris - LOL! ;) I thought it was funny! ;)  One of my dance professors told me that if my body did not ache at the end of the day, I was not trying hard enough. You have to give it everything you have, and then give it 10% more if you really want to succeed. 


Sep 10, 2010 12:07 PM
Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

It is all the normal days that make the crazy ones tolerable.  Hope that you have a great weekend!

Sep 10, 2010 01:21 PM
Richard Green
U.S. Cybertek, Inc. - Houston, MO

Karen - Thanks! My weekend has been fantastic so far! I hope yours has too!! ;) 

Sep 11, 2010 06:10 PM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

I missed this post when it first came out, but I'm glad I ran across it today.  What a wonderful inspiration with which to start my new week.  Love the song, too.  Too many people spend their lives facing backwards when a peak over the shoulder for reminder every now and then should be good enough.

Sep 12, 2010 06:22 AM
Richard Green
U.S. Cybertek, Inc. - Houston, MO

Cara - Switchfoot is amazing! (Wow! I so sounded like a 16 year old groupie there!) ;)I find that if I spend too much time looking back at my past, that the present tends to come along and knock me on my bum. ;) 

Sep 12, 2010 07:02 PM