Be Courageous

Real Estate Broker/Owner with South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. BK3027955

"Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!" Thomas A. Edison

  It takes faith to persevere against all odds. It takes hard work and perspiration to get to where we meet all of our goals and dreams.

Not that we have obtained to the highest degree of success at the present hour - but when we refuse to give up and strive for perfection - not the perfection when everything is perfect in our lives - but striving for excellence in our professional lives, our families, our relationships and most of all our commitment to ourselves - To be as brave as our founding fathers before us - who risk everything to achieve the dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of hapiness -

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" said Thomas Edison to a group of listeners by the very person who at times was surrounded by darkness yet refused to give up until the darkness gave way to the light of success - that is what made Edison great. 

When we take heed to the wisdom of those who changed the world - then we shall see the victory in our lives - in our families and our country.  We have a great destiny in front of us - and I am tired of hearing how America is lost - we are only lost when we have lost our faith! As Thomas Edison once said, "Have Faith! And Go Forward!

Comments (19)

Chik Quintans
TeamCQ - Atlas Mortgage A Division of Pinnacle Capital Group - Lynnwood, WA
Seattle FHA Jumbo Mortgage, Pre Approval,FHA 203k,VA,USDA,Homepath

Awesome message, Nicholas. No doubt it challenging out there. Just got to get through it.

Feb 08, 2011 01:14 PM
Ellie Shorb
Compass Real Estate - Chevy Chase, MD
Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert

I went on Monday to a Brian Buffini live event. Brian is an immigrant from Ireland who came to the USA with less than $100 when he was 19. He is now a HUGELY popular success coach for Realtors. He agrees with you. He basically said that this is the best country in the world and the only people who don't know it are ... Americans!

Feb 08, 2011 01:16 PM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Chik - I love that name by the way - awesome thanks to your encouraging comment!

Feb 08, 2011 01:17 PM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Ellie - Thank you for inspiring me with the testimony of Brian Buffini - America is made up of people who make America great - thanks again

Feb 08, 2011 01:18 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks Nicholas for a good inspirational piece. Just showing up every day is half the battle. No one is going to succeed with their tail between their legs staying at home and moping.

Feb 08, 2011 01:20 PM
Mark Nehs
Mortgage Loan Officer Waukesha Wisconsin - Pewaukee, WI


Great Edison wisdom and that is so true that the only ones that don't know it are Americans.

Feb 08, 2011 01:24 PM
John Howard
Century 21 LeMac Realty - Mountain Home, AR
GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614

Nicholas,  Courage is being willing to act despite our fear...Onward and Upward!

Feb 08, 2011 01:24 PM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Bob - We need to encourage one another - Thomas Edison said it best looking back on different times in his life - Have faith and go forward!

Feb 08, 2011 01:25 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

Nicholas ...

Very inspiring, and we need PLENTY of insiration these days!

Feb 08, 2011 01:30 PM
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Mark - That was a very wise saying my friend - very wise indeed!

John - Very true so true in fact that fear is the opposite of FAITH!

Richard - Thank you - Inspiration is what we all need today - I appreciate the kind words!

Feb 08, 2011 01:43 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Nicholas, I agree, this is a very inspiring post indeed. I for one have faith, we always seem to get over what the latest challenge is. This will be no different. Thank you!

Feb 08, 2011 01:56 PM
Paul Walker
Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC - Scott AFB, IL
Scott AFB IL Area Realtor

Hi Nicholas,

Very nice blog and very inspiring! These are great words of wisdom. It reminds of of the Book of Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee wherever you go.

Have Faith and Go Forward! Fear will absolutely paralyze you if you succumb to it!

We all need to learn to keep moving forward and live our lives! As much as we may hate what comes out of D.C. we live our own lives. That doesn't mean we don't want to make a difference, just the opposite, we get involved locally and move forward in faith!

Feb 08, 2011 02:42 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I'm glad I read your blog after the 1000 watt bulb blog.....the agents who are WORKING WELL in this market will do WELL when the market gets better....those who are waiting it out will not do well because they will not have the NEW skills to work the NEW market

Feb 08, 2011 10:48 PM
Kevin Robinson
Twin Falls, ID
Fractional Developer

I like it. Just get up and work everyday. It is real simple.

Feb 09, 2011 01:18 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Good positive message.  Thanks for posting it.  Happy Wednesday.

Feb 09, 2011 01:25 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Nick - very inspiring words, Edison was brilliant. Unfortunately, we are losing the benefit of some of his works and outsourcing the alternatives to China, by government regulation.

Feb 09, 2011 02:56 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Nick, I agree that we must have great faith about our future!

Feb 09, 2011 03:23 AM
Joelle Embres - Parkland, FL
Re/Max Advisors

Hi Nick. Great post! Great message! Very inspiring !

Feb 09, 2011 06:07 AM
Laura Reilly
Real Living Real Estate Professionals - Redding, CA
Home Sales Realtor - Short Sale Team Member - Redd

Wow. I needed that. Good pick me up! thanks

Feb 12, 2011 03:06 AM