Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

Monday Morning Motivator & Some Points to Ponder...

Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. 
     ~Carl Sandburg


Time... who can really understand its mystery and design?

Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is history, the future is yet to come, and the present is all we have... And even that becomes the past in our feeble attempt to define it.

To me, time is an equal opportunity employer. We all have exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. We can't buy it. It can't be invented. And we can't save it to spend on another day. All we have is today. What will you be spending your time on today...

 



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Comments (26)

Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Michael, my post aligns with yours today (although i did mine last evening) on figuring out what lies ahead & perhaps i have a closing to boot today!..lots of fog & the fog horn resounds strongly this morning...like that quote immensely..to a great day!

Oct 24, 2010 11:42 PM
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

Thus far this morning...I am spending my "time" reading posts...i have noticed lately though that I have "more time" and as a result I waste it since I can always do the "thing" tomorrow.  Does that make any sense.  I do best when I am forced to juggle many balls, it breeds energy and my best use of time.  Think I'll go take a nap now...  lol

Cindy in Indy

Oct 25, 2010 12:08 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Great quote by Carl Sandburg..............excellent post on "Time" Michael, we all need to spend it wisely.

Oct 25, 2010 01:01 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Michael,

Time is the gift God gives us in hopes we will discover and accept His greater gift, Jesus Christ, His Son.

Bob Timm, in the Lords service. May everyone reading this have a Blessed day.

Oct 25, 2010 01:15 AM
Dick and Dixie Sells
Sells Real Estate, LLC - Trinity, FL
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale

Yes, all we have is time and we do need to use it wisely. Best to remember that. Thanks for the reminder!

Oct 25, 2010 01:32 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Mike, I am going to spend some of my time today listening to Brads Widget webinar...a bit more on work/prep etc....And, working out of course!

Oct 25, 2010 02:42 AM
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

The older I get, the harder it is for me to find time to do what I choose to do.

Oct 25, 2010 03:11 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Well said Micheal, how will you spend the time in your life? we all ask this question everyday.  Today updating web sites, info, sending in proposals for TV shows and as Kristin said, getting a workout session in :)

Oct 25, 2010 03:15 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 This has inspired me! I really needed some Monday Morning Inspiration this morning. Now I just have to put it into action!

Oct 25, 2010 03:19 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Michael, I try to use my time wisely...it just seems to get away from me...Today I will be spending my time on Bob Stewarat's post on local events challenge.

Oct 25, 2010 04:26 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Michael, as you know I'm a big fan of you, your wisdom and your photography. This is one of the best yet. I wish I had that photo -- blown up, framed and hanging in my dining room!

Oct 25, 2010 05:02 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

That is an absolutely gorgeous photo, Michael! The color combinations in the leaves are extraordinary!

Oct 25, 2010 05:25 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Michael, the phrase, "Carpe Diem" came to mind when I read this post.   I try to seize the day every morning.  I never know how many more I will have!

Oct 25, 2010 07:30 AM
Dave Minder
Wellspring Investments LLC - Quarryville, PA

Michael

I am going to spend a little time Thanking God for being here today, and maybe I'l get to do it again tomorrow.

 

Oct 25, 2010 11:13 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Also a good Monday afternoon motivator. Sandburg and Thornton are both wise about time.

Oct 25, 2010 11:39 AM
Dee Bundy
Fort Collins Realtor @ C3 Real Estate Solutions - Fort Collins, CO
Helping You Make Colorado "Home"

So that's why I'm feeling a bit 'overdrawn' today!  I'd best put some time back into that bank and spend more wisely tomorrow.  (But that's just the post-vacation blues talking.)

Oct 25, 2010 01:04 PM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Exactly Michael, no man's millions or billions for that matter will buy you more time. We especially related to your comment 'becareful how you let others spend it!"

Oct 25, 2010 02:19 PM
Christine Wade
Christine Wade - Townsend, MT
Operations Strategist / Online Business Manager

Wish I had seen this early this morning...I might have been more inspired to "spend my time wisely" today...as it was I did pretty well with only minor procrastination and disruptions... 

Oct 25, 2010 02:36 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Michael, my daughter is a senior in high school and boy do I feel that clock ticking?  Where did the time go?

Oct 25, 2010 05:43 PM
Dan Quinn
The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate - Silver Spring, MD
Dan Quinn

Sometimes I feel like time is racing.  It seems the older I get, time moves faster and faster.

Oct 26, 2010 04:15 AM