Never Never Never Give Up

Real Estate Agent with Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827

never give upLife throws curve balls.

  • Financial problems
  • Threat of foreclosure
  • Family problems
  • Health problems

In 1941 Winston Churchill gave his "Never Give Up" speech during World War II.

What can we learn from the speech?

There are solutions, but they must be sought out.

A foreclosure can be avoided, there are options, specifically a short sale.

Family problems and health problems are real problems. But resilience, your support system and belief in yourself are more powerful.

Stay the course, reach down to the wells of your talent, you can persevere.

Written by Dave Halpern, November 23, 2010, 4:30 AM. Two hours before open heart surgery.

Looking forward to talking to you in a few days.


Comments (23)

Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Dave... Best wishes for a speedy recovery!  With your mindset I am confident you be back quickly and stronger than ever!

Nov 23, 2010 04:12 PM

Great post. Thoughts and prayers are with you for a new lease on life.

Melody Russell-Keller Williams Realty Santa Cruz

Nov 23, 2010 04:49 PM
Wendy Rich-Soto, Realtor/Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty, LA Harbor - San Pedro, CA
Getting you to your next with a zero failure rate!


Good luck on your surgery.  My oldest daughter has had open heart surgery twice.  I am sure you will get through it with flying colors!!  We will be excited to read your next post here on AR.  Prayers and good thoughts for a speedy recovery~

Happy Holidays to you and your family



Nov 23, 2010 05:12 PM
Bob Hertzog
Summit Home Consultants - Phoenix, AZ
Designated Broker

Wow!  What a man!  Check in with me when you recover buddy.  I just got goose bumps reading your post.  I ALWAYS read you new blog posts, and can't wait to hear from you once you recover.  You are in my prayers!

Nov 23, 2010 06:00 PM
Momentum Realty
North Orange County CA Real Estate Specialists - Yorba Linda, CA
Orange County CA Real Estate Agent


I will say a prayer for your safe surgery and a speedy recovery! I completely agree with you. Short of losing a child, there is nothing that cannot be overcome! Blessings to you and your loved ones!


Nov 23, 2010 06:20 PM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

By the time you read my comment. .you will be in your way of recovery.

Dave, I pray that this experienced have shown you that the most important  things in life are those little moments with your loved ones. . 

I want a wish you a quick recovery and I look forward reading your next post. . 


Nov 23, 2010 10:20 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

It's easy for us to say on the other side of the operating room door..that the best is yet to is it is....been there with bunches of people who feel a ton better in very short order...our best to your good health !

Nov 23, 2010 10:31 PM
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


I have had my share of health problems this year and am still working through.  Your advise is absolutely correct - never give up.

I wish you the best for a comfortable and speedy recovery from your surgery. 


Nov 23, 2010 11:51 PM
Adam R. Cohn
We actually get mortgages closed FAST!

I agree, it is very important to never give up and keep on fighting!

Best Wishes,

Adam R. Cohn

Nov 24, 2010 12:10 AM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Dave,

What a dramatic ending to your post!

Praying for you and your recovery


Nov 24, 2010 12:25 AM

I agree with you for years a stuggle through everthing not easy. Hope you well and happy holidays.

Nov 24, 2010 04:32 AM
Ken Tracy
Coldwell Banker Residential - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Dave.  Hmmmm.

6 hours after the surgery started.  I wonder if it is still going on...

I hope all is well,


Nov 24, 2010 05:24 AM
Nick Tukmanian
RealWorks Residential - Colts Neck, NJ

Hi Dave, I hope everything goes well with your surgery, and great post.

Nov 24, 2010 07:46 AM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

You've been in my prayers...Happy Thanksgiving.  Your support system here on ActiveRain is hoping for your speedy recovery!

Nov 24, 2010 10:24 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Thanks everybody for your thoughts and prayers. Surgery was successful. Medical technology is great. Will be back to blogging soon.

Nov 27, 2010 01:39 AM
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Dave, very glad to hear you made it through.  Patience and persistence will get you back on track in short order.  My family's prayers for a speedy recovery.

Nov 29, 2010 11:26 AM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.


Best of luck to a very dedicated blogger--hope the recovery is progressing smoothly and you're back at the keyboard blogging away.

Nov 30, 2010 10:07 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I think it’s also important to understand the context in which Churchill said that, and that was with Great Britain being in the midst of a world war, one which was having devastating effects on the country at the time.

It is okay to “give up” if one has analyzed all the possible avenues of action and “giving up” is the best. For example, some people become real estate agents because they just bought a home and saw the agent make thousands of dollars for taking them on a few trips and having them sign a few papers. They never saw the behind-the-scenes work that the agent has to do. However, once they became an agent and saw that it’s not as easy as it looks or sounds, and realized that they didn’t know what they were doing and are not enjoying it and won’t be enjoying it, it’s okay to give up and move on.

Sometimes you have to cut your losses.

Nov 30, 2010 06:27 PM
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

There have been a few days this year where I feel like giving up...but I'm one of the best trouble shooters around and for the most part, I can get over the hurdle.

Cindy in Indy

(sorry just getting to this...I am trying to visit every person's blog who commented on my 200,000 points)

Dec 15, 2010 07:43 AM
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Giving up is just saying we are too weak to face any hurdles life throws in our way. I am a strong believer that we will never be given any hurdles that we cannot conquer, they also help us and teach us to conquer any other future hurdles. Great to read you ar are doing fine!

Dec 16, 2010 11:02 PM