A Thought I Had Today

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Home Inspector with IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581

Do you ever feel like the space between point A and point B seems too far apart?

I happened across this picture and started thinking about our choices in life.

We find ourselves staring down theHallway long hallway of options.

Sometimes we run down the hall without interruption.

Other times we stumble on the carpet and find ourselves rolling

around aimlessly with no sense of direction or balance!

We can look up and see the EXIT sign halfway in between where we stand

and where we want to be.

This is when we must decide.

Are we going to quietly place one foot in front of the other while we reflect on our situation

OR

are we going to unabashedly, noisily, and boldly take the

Emergency EXIT

all the way to a new beginning?

What do you do when you find yourself ambling along with the same ol’ situation?

Are you steadfast, never changing direction

OR

Are you constantly seeking a different destination?

 

 

 

 

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Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
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That's a nice analogy that you used.  Thanks for posting that!

Jan 24, 2013 02:45 AM #2
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

We have to get out of those hallways and go open the next door. No one likes feeling stuck for too long. It is uncomfortable to say the least.

Jan 24, 2013 02:53 AM #3
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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi David,  Aside from your topic - I'm betting that picture came from the MLS !!!   LOL

Jan 24, 2013 03:31 AM #4
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The Road Not Taken

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

 

Robert Frost

 

Jan 24, 2013 03:38 AM #5
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Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

The road less traveled is a Great Book. When you read it & go back 5 years later to read again it is a completly different book. A must read.  Jimmy

Jan 24, 2013 04:10 AM #6
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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I am always trying to find different options more because I'm trying to find something that works easier

Jan 24, 2013 09:30 AM #7
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

An interesting question.  I agree that staying in stuck is the most uncomfortable place to be.  I think it is important to take risks and open some doors.

Jan 24, 2013 10:40 AM #8
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Shar Giard
REMAX Equity Group - Gresham, OR
CRS, GRI, CDPE, CNE

My journey never seems to be in a straight line, but rather one curve after another.....when the roads does straighten some, I fear that I will linger and look for another curve....always on th move.....

Jan 24, 2013 11:19 AM #9
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I don't know if I am looking for another direction, or a new distraction.  HA.  I'm just hoping today takes me down that long hallway, uninterrupted.

Jan 24, 2013 01:31 PM #10
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

David and Bonnie,I will look at hallways entirely differently from now on!  I can identify with Gary's comment above about seeking distractions!

Jan 24, 2013 02:57 PM #11
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Steve Warrene
Your Town Realty - Lower Burrell, PA
Pittsburgh Real Estate Investment Specialists

If there is not a light at the end of the tunnel then we blaze a new trail.

Jan 24, 2013 07:30 PM #12
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Brian Rayl
Home Value Leads - Highland Park, TX
Active Agent and Co-founder Of Home Value Leads

Sometimes that EXIT sign is not a new beginning, but an easy way out. How many times have you taken the easy way out? How many times have you persevered all the way to the end, despite having an easy out option? 

It is all about choices. 

Jan 24, 2013 08:28 PM #13
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

 

The wind blows and I catch a ride. Sometimes I sit one out...Always a wind coming in and life is good

Jan 24, 2013 10:23 PM #14
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Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
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First off - WOW! You have all made my day. Little did I know that randomly "journaling" would be a feature post. I appreciate the responses very much.  I will try to answer each of you and I want to apologize in advance if I inadvertently leave out anyone.

Sarah & Lee - We are creatures of habit aren't we? Even if the habit is nt having a habit it can become routine and let's face it, people resist change!

Marc - Thanks!

Gary - Getting stuck is uncomfortable. It is always nice to know there are options.

Jan 24, 2013 10:41 PM #15
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Bill - The picture is not from MLS. It is actually from an inspection for a commercial client last summer.

John - Robert Frost is important to our office gal. She received a Robert Frost book of poetry from her Grandmother many years ago. She embraces a road less travelled attitude and sort of smirks at conformity. LOL

Jimmy Faulkner - You have the perfect name! Have you written anything lately? : )

Ed - You are right -"travelling around your elbow" so to speak (if you have ever heard that old expression) can become a real time-waster. Finding new ways to be more prouctive and efficient are always great!

Joan - Thanks! I am full of questions some days. You are correct - risks are important to development and learning.  It is how our characters are tested : )

Jan 24, 2013 10:49 PM #16
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Shar - Bends ad curves are advantageous, if we navigate them proficiently : )

Gary - Distractions are.... look a shiny object... Wait.... what were we discussing?

Sharon - Glad to offer a new perspective on a boring old hallway.

Steve - Thanks for the insight. Blazing new trails leads to new discovery and invention, I am told.

Brian - EXIT can be an easy way out. Sometimes it is ok to bolt out the door. You have to know what you want and the route to get there. It isn't good to just simply exit, though. One must understand the consequences.

Richie - Life is good! You are absolutely correct : )

Jan 24, 2013 10:54 PM #17
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Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

David, I'm a run down he hall kind of person normally but there is the occasion where the exit sign is appealing.

Jan 26, 2013 08:16 AM #18
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

David: When I was young, I used to stick things out longer than necessary, but if I then took that turn to right or left, I knew it was the right decision. Not any more. If I realize something is not working, or it ceases to interest me, I make a change to the right or left. Life has become too short.

Jan 26, 2013 10:27 AM #19
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Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
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Connie - You are right. It is good to know the options!

Hella - Good for you. Knowing when to incorporate change for your own well-being is important.

 

Jan 29, 2013 01:53 AM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi David and Bonnie,

I am always trying to think outside the box. Now all I have to do is figure out what to do with the business I generate by being a different type of inspector. Many local Realtors here in Carlsbad are not wanting to change one bit. I have to convince them to do so.

Have a great day in the Atlanta area, and thanks for the analogy.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 06, 2013 08:49 PM #21
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