I had an "aha" moment recently. I had been whining to myself (nobody else will listen...) about some of my real estate transactions that seemed to be coming off the rails. Buyers who didn't know what they wanted...or changed their mind midstream. Properties that had issues. Construction topics that needed extensive - and immediate! - researching. Clients who were unreachable. Home searches that had me feeling like an archaeologist searching for treasure beneath centuries of rock. And showings that required an algorithm to time correctly.
You know, the usual stuff. But it was getting to me.
And then this thought jumped into my head and stormed its way over everything else that was muddying the waters of my usually focused mind:
"If real estate was easy, I'd be out of a job!"
If finding the right home or selling one's property was really and truly easy...well now, why the heck would anybody need me to guide them through it?
And with this one fairly key realization (!), all those cluttered thoughts and emotions, the little whines, magically got filed away. Some also got shredded. Others went to the incinerator. None landed in the recycling bin :)