What Are You Running From & Where Are You Headed?

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury TREC #547752

What Are You Running From & Where Are You Headed?

Inspiration Series

Running 

In my life there are many things that I have consistently run from.  Some examples are running from criticism, judgment from others and sometimes running from myself. As I reflect on the things that I run from, I have had some opportunities to dig deeper within to understand why it is I run from certain things in my life.

 

Running away from some things however, are not always a negative thing. Turning and running from bad habits, negative people or destructive behaviors and thoughts is a good thing. Being able to recognize when you need to put on your track shoes and bolt is critical! Why is it then that putting on those shoes and running is difficult?

 

It is easy to stay on the same path or treadmill and just stay in your "safe-zone"! It is easy to be comfortable in whatever circumstance or situation you are in. Non-movement can result in stagnation.  Yuck!

 

The dictionary defines the word stagnation:

     1.  State or condition of stagnatingor having stopped, as by ceasing to run or flow.
     2.  Foulness or staleness, as one emanating from a standing pool of water.
     3.  Failure to develop, progress, or advance: periods of economic stagnation followed by bursts 
          of growth.
     4.  State or quality of being or feeling sluggish and dull.
 
Pretty yucky is right! Stagnation results in thick, green sludge! I for one prefer clean, clear water.
 
Some ways to to avoid stagnation in your life is to determine and define where it is you WANT to run! Do you even know the race you are on? How do you run this race intentionally? 
 
These are important life questions. Get off of that treadmill! Get yourself on the road to attaining your dreams and goals. No race is ever achieved without some training.
 
Here are your take-aways:
 
     *Determine WHAT things you are running from.
     *Determine WHERE you want to be.
     *Determine HOW to get there!
     *Determine WHO needs to be in the race with you!
 
                            "Have you fully LIVED today?"
 
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"Have you fully lived today?"

   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

       Managing Broker ~ Granbury, Texas 

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Sham Reddy
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Thanks for sharing!!!

Running away from some things however, are not always a negative thing. Turning and running from bad habits, negative people or destructive behaviors and thoughts is a good thing. Being able to recognize when you need to put on your track shoes and bolt is critical! 

Sep 16, 2015 09:00 PM #19
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For the most part, I am running along the right path..oh, yes occasionally I am sidetracked and may run down a path that is not really meant for me...but, that is ok...as long as I recognize it and get back on course.

Sep 16, 2015 09:28 PM #20
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Roger D. Mucci
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Wonderful inspirational post.  More people should learn to run from the negative things in their life and not be afraid.

Sep 16, 2015 09:43 PM #21
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Paula McDonald ~ good morning, Paula! Well said and certainly inspiring. The take-aways are brilliant:

     *Determine WHAT things you are running from.
     *Determine WHERE you want to be.
     *Determine HOW to get there!
     *Determine WHO needs to be in the race with you!
Sep 16, 2015 10:01 PM #22
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Michelle Grunberg
eXp Realty - Ijamsville, MD
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Good morning what a great post I love "have you lived fully today" sometimes I feel that life is taking over and I stopped enjoying the simple things in life. I am greatful for your post it kind of put things in the right prospective. It's sometimes the right the to do is just ignore what is going on around you and live your life!!!

enjoy your day!!!

Sep 16, 2015 10:29 PM #23
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Chris Lima
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Great post, Paula.  Thank you!

Sep 16, 2015 10:39 PM #24
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Not all the parades of life are meant to be joined. Some are to be viewed instead

Sep 17, 2015 12:16 AM #25
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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Having run six marathons this post strikes a huge chord with me. So many different applications can be made from this post! I love your new profile picture by the way! 

Sep 17, 2015 12:39 AM #26
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Dan Nguyen
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
Sales & Marketing of Residential Real Estate in AZ

Paula, I love the concept and message of this article. It's easy for us all to get caught up in work, paying attention to every social platform we track, trying to fit family time in after a long day. This article reminds me to enjoy life, enjoy the moments that are passing by. Very inspirational, loved it! Life is a marthon, not a sprint. 

Sep 17, 2015 01:18 AM #27
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Thomas F. Scanlon
Borgida & Company P. C., CPA's - Manchester, CT
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Paula McDonald - Well done.  My knees aren't what they used to be so I have to walk / crawl away.  Stagnation is something I constantly fight though not always successfully.

Cheers,

Tom

Sep 17, 2015 04:47 AM #28
Rainer
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Prabhjit Singh

I completely agree!  One must RUN through their fears! :) 

Sep 17, 2015 05:12 AM #29
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Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
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Paula

 

Thank you for an inspiring post.

Sep 17, 2015 05:25 AM #30
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Sam Shueh
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Focus one your path. Not get distracted. Have a goal in mind and plan B if you can not attain that goal...

 

Sam Shueh

Sep 17, 2015 05:52 AM #31
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

The most interesting part of your post, to me, is the title!  I've never really thought about what I'm running from - and I should, it would be an important revelation.

But more so - if one is running away, then what indeed are we running toward. Brilliant thought!

Sep 17, 2015 07:58 AM #32
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Evelyn Johnston
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I love your new photo Paula! Of course I have run from many things, and am constantly trying to move more physically and less mentally or emotionally!

Sep 17, 2015 10:58 AM #33
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Now this make it look easy

 

     *Determine WHAT things you are running from.
     *Determine WHERE you want to be.
     *Determine HOW to get there!
     *Determine WHO needs to be in the race with you!
Sep 17, 2015 01:51 PM #34
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Carol Williams
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Thought provoking, Paula McDonald . Thanks for the post.

Sep 17, 2015 09:22 PM #35
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Scott Thompson
Columbia Mortgage Plus - Blue Springs, MO
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 .... and at what point have you tolerated all the insanely berserk sh*t you are going to and people would be well advised to run from you?

 

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY.

Sep 18, 2015 01:08 AM #36
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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I love the sentiment and you really do have to know where you've been to know where you're going a lot of the time.

Sep 30, 2015 04:30 PM #37
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Laura Cerrano
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It's not uncommon for people to follow crazy bizarro stuff in that regard. Are you just have to move forward and forge ahead!

Sep 30, 2015 04:34 PM #38
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