Steps to happiness

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

 Steps to Happiness...Be Who You Are

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Everybody Knows:
You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.

So:
You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.

Then:
You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you'll be a most vital mortal.

Dare To Believe:
That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And we'll be able to stay one up on what used to get us.

 

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (15)

Teresa Cooper
Home Solution Real Estate Services - North Charleston, SC
SC Lowcountry - Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley

Thanks, Sharon.  After a day like today, trying to convince a legal assistant who feels threatened by any question that I ask, that "I am not a witch!", your picture and poem gave me a lift.  Thank you.

Nov 08, 2010 01:55 PM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

If only it wouldn't take a lifetime to learn all of this!

Nov 08, 2010 01:57 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Sharon~  I love this and your photo is fantastic!  For some people it is so hard to just be themselves!

Nov 08, 2010 01:59 PM
Karin Lundeen
Keller Williams Realty - Denver Southlands - Centennial, CO
Realtor Centennial Homes For Sale

Sharon,  Thanks for the post...I like the reminders to be who you are...and let your humanity show!  We could all use that message to be ourselves, respect ourselves, and cherish the life we have been given!

Nov 08, 2010 02:01 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Hi Sharon- I'm reading a really good book and today when I read a chapter that was a lot about depression and being happy in one's own skin I realized that my life is very complete and I am joyful all the time.  Even when I'm up the wall from my family or a client stomping on my last nerve for a while... I'm still happy.  My life is full of love and joy and I'm very blessed.

Nov 08, 2010 02:12 PM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

haron, I always enjoy reading your positive narratives and will say that I usually tell people right off the bat That there is NO WAY I try to be all things to all people! Like you I have also reached the point where I am not only comfortable in my own skin but pretty happy too!

Nov 08, 2010 02:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- I'm passing this on to a friend who might benefit from this.  I especially like "You have to learn not to compete with others,

Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*."

Nov 08, 2010 03:21 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Hi Sharon, I hope you are doing well. What a wonderful post! A very hard lesson, but so important. I think I will print this out and put it on my desk, thank you!

Nov 08, 2010 11:16 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Hi Sharon...you always find the most whimsical photos and artwork...great stuff...Hope you and Lindsey are doing well....take care :-)

Nov 09, 2010 02:08 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Teresa-You are welcome.

Catherine-That would be nice

Vickie-Thank you

Karin-You are welcome

Tammy-I am blessed too and I am happy that you are too,

Russell-I always appreciate your kind words. Life is easier when you are comfortable in your own skin and realize that you can't be all things to all people.

Kathy-We are all unique and special in God's eyes

Andrea-Great to see you. I am doing well. Thank you and it is definitely a hard lesson.

Hi Kristin-So glad you like them. I love pictures of all kinds. Lindsey and I are doing well. Appreciate you asking.

Nov 09, 2010 11:42 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Sharon, great Wednesday morning read...we only get one chance in life, so we should do our best which is what God wants us to do.

Nov 10, 2010 01:11 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Rebecca-Indeed we do. Hope you are doing well.

Nov 10, 2010 04:11 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Sharon, I tell people you are OK just as you are and then go from there yourself and be the best you.

Nov 10, 2010 06:22 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Sharon, another great post, friend!  Several lessons to learn on the road of life, but since we take ourselves wherever we go we might as well be comfortable with our own company.

Nov 10, 2010 07:35 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Mary-Thank you. They say no matter where you go there you are so you are right we might as well be comfortable with ourselves. Have a super week,

Nov 10, 2010 11:51 AM