Do you ever wish there was a RESET button for your life?

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Mortgage and Lending with Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 NMLS #208860
resetWhen I was a little kid, I used to have a slight video game addiction.  Not that I was any good, but if things weren't going my way trying to get to the next level of a game, I'd just hit the RESET button.  Problem solved.  Well, I still wasn't any good, but that's another problem all together.  That magical button brought relief to my frustration.  I tell you this mildly amusing anecdote to say this: We all have a fresh start tonight.  2007 is behind us, and for some, that is a huge relief.  The mortgage (and real estate) industry went through unprecedented changes and we all felt it.

But the idea of having a RESET button for our lives is one that I embrace tightly.  As you set goals and think about what you'd like 2008 to be, give yourself some much-needed forgiveness and hit the RESET button on all of the mistakes and frustration of the past 365 days and enjoy a new beginning.  Funny thing is, we have the RESET button available to us every day, in fact, every hour, and not just New Year's Day.  If it helps, you can press the RESET button on my blog and just tell me what you'd like to do over from last year.  By typing it out, you are committing to let it go and move forward.

Be good to yourself and have a wonderful night reflecting on the victories, lessons, and successes of 2007 and I look forward to new beginning together!

Comments (7)

Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
No - I am not too interested in the "reset" button but I sure would like to have one of those "easy" buttons :)
Dec 31, 2007 05:05 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending
You aren't kidding Jo!  In a perfect world, the easy button would do a lot more than fill my stapler up.  It would fill my car up with $3/gal gas, my fridge up with steaks, and my bank account up with a few more 0's!  Have a great New Year!
Dec 31, 2007 05:08 AM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

Mike, interesting thought.  Sometimes it would be nice to reset and start over, the cool thing about the reset button is that you don't really lose the experience that went with it.

 I like Jo's request, an easy button, sometimes it would nice to have "free pass".  Good food for thought on this new years eve.

Dec 31, 2007 06:16 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending
Kate - I couldn't agree more about not losing the experience.  It's the funny thing about wisdom, you can only get it over time and often through failures.  Thanks for your thoughts.  I have really enjoyed reading your posts and have seen your name come up quite a bit on AR.  Incidentally, I would love to use the EASY button on a couple of my loans right now!  Looking forward to bumping into you again soon and have a great 08!
Dec 31, 2007 06:37 AM
M A
Boston, MA

Mike,

As I was reading your post... I was thinking how we don't have to wait until the new year to hit our reset button.... and then you said it.  It's really just a date on the calendar.... a point in space around the sun where our planet reaches again.  If we're not having a good day.... hit the reset button.  If you aren't having a good meeting... hit the reset button.  Stop.... take a deep breath... change your attitude.... and move on.

Good post!

Jan 02, 2008 02:05 AM
Mike Tullio
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Sarasota, FL
VP of Mortgage Lending
Martin.  You are so right.  Even though we can't control the real estate in our geographical area, we can control the square inches between our ears.  Reading your reflection on my post gave me further insight just how practical the RESET button can be.  I liked that you got specific and I needed to be reminded of that today.  I may have to go out and buy a red button to keep handy (not the Staples one though, EASY isn't always better!).
Jan 02, 2008 02:10 AM
M A
Boston, MA
Easy certainly isn't always better.  Too many people hit the easy button way too often and end up having to hit the reset button later.
Jan 04, 2008 12:00 AM