Finding The Courage to Change Your Life Relates to All Of Us

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Finding The Courage to Change Your Life Relates to All Of Us



It is always easier to go with the status quo, doing what we have always done and listening to our fears instead of hearing the truth we know inside and gathering up the courage to act.  I believe regardless of what we are doing whether it is real estate trying to make a living, deciding to take a risk and do something different or just stay where we are in life, it all takes courage.

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The definition of courage as defined in Webster's New World Dictionary says: " 1. The attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult or painful instead of withdrawing from it; the quality of being fearless or brave, valor     2.) mind, purpose, spirit - the courage of one's convictions, the courage to do what one thinks is right."

You may have seen this video but I first saw it today and was amazed at the courage this young man possessed so his life could be forever changed.  Even with disabilities his ability has shown through and makes him shine like a very bright light in the dark.  Even if he does not come out number one, his willingness to take a risk and change his life takes courage we could all learn from.

                 


Do we have the courage to change the way we do things in business, in our own personal lives, in our relationships.  Even the smaller things we can change takes courage, something to think about.

Finding The Courage to Change Your Life Relates to All Of Us






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Comments (26)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Mary,  Change and the courage to change is so important in our business.  I think this is what keeps my young.

Jan 09, 2012 09:07 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Mary, It reminds me of when Susan someone from England did something similar. Tremendous voice.

Jan 09, 2012 09:11 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Hi Will,

I agree change is good (although for me sometimes it is a little difficult) and the courage to do it is very important.  Mostly I like the thought of change and then the actual change results once I have done it. Fear plays a huge part in change for a lot of people I think. I have to agree that change can keep you young.  When my granddaughter came to live with us 5 years ago, it was a huge change for us and one that in most ways kept me younger and in some...well I don't talk to much about that, just a few more white hairs....She now is in Hawaii living with her mother at 18 and I can safely say I miss her a lot.

Jan 09, 2012 09:19 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Hi Connie, he reminded me of Susan also, great voices and it always makes me smile with pleasure.

Jan 09, 2012 09:20 AM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Even Simon said yes .. such a wonderful tribute to just one who conquered his script in life to rewrite it with a happy ending!  Inspirational.

Jan 09, 2012 10:17 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Connie, thank you for writing down that quote.  It was very inspirational to me as well.

Jan 09, 2012 10:45 AM
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Mary, great post about the importance of making change and having the courage to try. Somehow in just moving beyond our status quo helps change us. Thanks so much for excellent writing.

Cal

Jan 09, 2012 11:01 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Mary, I'm still crying as I type this response - that young man overcame so many fears!!!  Thanks for the inspiration.  

Jan 09, 2012 11:33 AM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Mary, It is amazing to watch courage displayed by others on a daily basis. This young man is a great example. What a great uplifting post!

Jan 09, 2012 03:06 PM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Good Morning Cal,

You are so correct when you say "moving beyond our own status quo" helps to change us.  Not always an easy thing to do especially if one is entrenched in how they do things.  I believe it does take courage to take a leap of faith into the unknown and a lot of courage.  I have been there many times and probably will continue to be there, keeps some excitement around don't you think?

Jan 10, 2012 02:16 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Good Morning Juli,

I cried as well, it was spectacular when you looked at his face and demeanor and saw beyond the obvious.  It was like I could not help it I was so impressed with him and his courage to take chance of changing his whole life and step out.  All I could think of was WOW. I am so glad you liked the video.  Have a beautiful day.

Jan 10, 2012 02:20 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Good Morning Cindy,

I am in total agreement with you.  When we pay attention to what is happening around us and see the courage that people muster up for all kinds of reasons, it is truly a gift to observe.  I am glad you liked the post, thank you.

Jan 10, 2012 02:22 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Mary, That really is a great post!  It is so easy to just go with the flow, but to make a difference and live a life worth living, we do need to have the courage to make the changes that we need to make.  Life is really what we make it!

Jan 10, 2012 04:35 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Tony you are so right when you say "it is so easy to just go with the flow" and life is very much what we make it one day at a time.  At least for me living this day to its fullest I am able sometimes takes a lot of courage and a lot of understanding.  Not patience because if you practice patience what you will learn is to wait and wait, learning patience.  Understanding is the key.  Have a very great day !

Jan 10, 2012 06:43 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Mary~to step out of one's comfort zone is sometimes hard for anyone, but to be AUTISTIC, to have not gone out of the home for SEVEN years and TO SING IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS--A TRUE TESTAMENT TO WHAT YOU CAN DO IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE.

Very inspirational. That is what these shows have done for us...taken the "common man", of which most of us are and show us what we can do!

Jan 16, 2012 11:12 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Gayle, I love these shows because it really does show what we can do when we find the courage to do it.  Even American Idol, which is one of my favorites, because frankly I cannot imagine getting up in front of judges let along audiences to sing, it just takes courage in my book. Even last year to see the transformation of James I think his name was with the condition he had and he overcame.  Beautiful.

Jan 17, 2012 03:43 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

hey Mary, this is amazing and yes I love it! another story to show others, there is now excuse for saying, "i cant do it." don't give me that excuse :)

Jan 18, 2012 01:48 PM
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ
#ChandlerRealEstateAgent

I am so excited to grow and learn everyday... I have the courage!

Jan 18, 2012 01:58 PM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Laura, I agree this is such an amazing story and what's really true is that there are so many amazing stories out there that we just do not hear about. The courage of everyday people even in the small things is extraordinary.

Jan 19, 2012 02:24 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

Liz I too am excited at the possibilities to grow and learn everyday, I think that is why most times I like change.  It does take courage and sometimes for some just getting out of bed in the morning takes courage.  Thank you so much for commenting.

Jan 19, 2012 02:26 AM

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