Recently I was at the annual convention for Keller Williams Realty listening to the founder, Gary Keller talk about the ups and downs that he has seen in the Real Estate market in the last 20 years. In one of his many "self talks" he shared a couple of quotes that hit me really hard. I cannot take credit for any of the quotes that you are about to read, however, I hope to one day put them all together and start living them!
It hits us all the same is a way of thinking. As you think about it, think back to 9-11. It really hit most of us the same. If you lived in South Louisiana during the storm, it hit us all the same. If you watched American Idol this week, it hit us all the same. I have been told that life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you respond! If it hits us all the same, then how we respond will determine how it affects us. You see if it hits us all the same, it is easy to see that we are not all the same and we do not all have the same stuff, so how we respond has so much more to do with it.
If how we respond to it is really what matters, I would say do not let your reaction be you're response! Most of us have horrible reactions! What I have seen in great people is that they do not respond with their reaction. Imagine this for one moment...if we all responded with our reactions, how would language be at our offices? Really, no matter how religious or snooty your are, when you hit your finger with a hammer, the same three or four words come to mind! But some people have learned that their mind might think it but their mouth will not speak it. Wow, life might be 10% what happens and 90% how we respond.
In Real Estate, when that client we have driven around for 12 weeks and shown 700 homes to goes and calls a sign and buys the home with another agent, what is your reaction? What is your response?
It hits us all the same, none of us are excluded. Good and bad are a part of this world, how we deal with each will determine how we rise and fall. The next time it hits, think that how you respond will determine your future. Your life, the lives or your family and your business is cheering you on hoping you will not let your reaction be your response. In an up or down market, do not let your reaction be you're response! Only 10% of your life is the market, 90% of your life is how your respond to it!
Let it go...it hits us all the same.
The best is yet to come...