Today's Affirmation - 12/28/2011

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December 28, 2011

Today I will stay focused on the actions I can control. With only four days left in the year 2011, I will keep my eyes focused on my goal. I was reminded about keeping that vision in sight on December 25, 2011. A horse in Collinsville, Texas jogged my memory – the art of discipline will actually help me to experience more spirited freedom. The one who listens well and stands at attention puts the other person at ease.

Obstacles are a way of life. If you maintain discipline and your vision is clear, nothing can get in your way. Nonverbal communication, such as, posture, facial expression, eye contact, gestures, and body movement strengthens your spoken image. Each day is a new day.

In the words of Saint Francis of Assisi, "Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

There will always be visual distractions. Staying focused takes discipline. Self-discipline can help you to go further in life - it could also save your life. Be natural; be spontaneous. Vision has no boundaries and no limits.


Staying disciplined takes practice. I was gently reminded by these three beautiful horses to always be myself. Imitation lends itself to being not taken seriously. Always strive to be yourself responding naturally when you are around others.

What I learned on Christmas Day is that you don't have to be traditional. You can always learn something new if you seek opportunities to learn. Finding balance takes discipline too.


© Written content on December 28, 2011; photographs on December 25, 2011 by Patricia Feager


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Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Great thoughts, Patricia! I especially like the one to be yourself.  We can try to be like others, but we may lose ourselves in the process--that's how I am going to start my day today. Thanks.

Dec 27, 2011 11:48 PM #5
Diane Grady
Endless Summer Realty - Saint Augustine, FL

Beautiful photos of the horses and great words of advice. Focused, being yourself and full attention are always the posture to take. Happy New Year!

Dec 27, 2011 11:48 PM #6
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Beautiful photos...............staying focused is key.  As for being yourself, that's the only person I know how to be, so it works for me.  Great post Patricia, excellent advice for all of us.

Dec 28, 2011 12:12 AM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Patricia,

Great photos with a very timely message..staying focused is the key to keeping a balance! Great way to start my day was reading your post :).

Dec 28, 2011 12:14 AM #8
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Good Morning Patricia:! Your Affirmation Suggestions for 12/28/2011 is a wonderful way for each of us to practice each and every day. Thanks for the reminder to remain focused and diligent in our daily life.


Dec 28, 2011 12:18 AM #9
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Very true words. Happy 2012. 

Dec 28, 2011 12:48 AM #10
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Patricia .....Staying focused takes discipline is so very true! I love the photos ...Aimee and I went to see "War Horse" Yesterday's great!

Dec 28, 2011 01:28 AM #11
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Great thoughts and a nice quote.

I think the norses might be staying focused on not getting shocked, since that is an electric fence. ;-0

Dec 28, 2011 01:35 AM #12
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Patricia  Your photos and message on focus are a fantastic fit - you have a unique way of making your points easy to understand with your visuals

Dec 28, 2011 02:48 AM #13
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Patricia - sounds as if Christmas Day offered up a good lesson. I continually have to remind myself that I can't create a "perfect" situation, be a Christmas Eve celebration, or a quiet evening at home...letting things unfold naturally often leads to the best outcome.  I always appreciate reading your blog. Thanks again for a good one.

Dec 28, 2011 03:14 AM #14
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love the quote of St. Francis of is so true.  Thanks for the wisdom you pour forth.  Have a great day. A

Dec 28, 2011 04:26 AM #15
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Patricia, That is some sound advice!  The way we act and hold ourselves has a lot to do with our actions and as you said our attention to detail.  Great post!  Have a great Wednesday!


Dec 28, 2011 04:52 AM #16
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Life's lessons, inspiration, and motivation can come from just about anywhere.

Dec 28, 2011 05:08 AM #17
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Ah yes, Patricia, the magic of Focus Pocus:-)  It is one thing to create a goal, it is quite another to have tenacity to keep focus until the goal is achieved!

Dec 28, 2011 12:23 PM #18
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

My gosh, Patricia, these are what gorgeous horse pictures are all about! What a lovely accompaniment to the daily affirmation..,let's keep focused!

Dec 28, 2011 12:53 PM #19
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I have made a promise to be for in focus in 2012 to do my best everyday in everything I do.  Only time will tell

Dec 28, 2011 10:14 PM #20
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

This sounds like good advice:  "Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." 

Great photos, too, Patricia.  Happy New Year.  

Dec 29, 2011 01:07 PM #21
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Patricia this was a very thought provoking post. Yes, have a vision and stayed focused. The biggie was that obstacles are a part of life! So true, so why get so torn up and upset by them. We suggested this because everyone needs this.  Have a very happy and successful 2012 Patricia.

Dec 30, 2011 02:21 AM #22
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Patricia: We missed this very fine blog that you wrote December 2011. Hope your new year (2012) is going good for you.

Carl and Ceil Winters

Jan 28, 2012 12:39 PM #23
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Hi Patricia,  Hope all is well with you.  I had not seen this post and it is wonderful.  Staying focused and not getting pulled off track can be so hard.  Yet it is the way to reach our goals.  I often feel like a butterfly that flits here and there, yet I do make it to my goals.

Great photos you have here, beautiful creatures.

All the best.


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