Good - Better - BEST...!!

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

I clearly remember my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Hawkins.  She was one of those teachers that put a thumbprint on my heart.  She was encouraging and affirmative.  


One of her well known sayings was:
Good - Better - Best ...
Never Let It Rest ...

Until The Good Becomes Better -
And the Better - 
Becomes The BEST...!!

Her sing-song words have bounced around in my head since I sat at that little wooden desk at James A. Dever Elementary School.
Life has reinforced the value of those words and I have been left to unravel and unpack exactly how does one move position from 'good' to 'better' to 'BEST'...??

For me, I have found the unspeakable treasure of seeking out those that I personally believe are the BEST at what they do and learn, learn, learn from them - then build, build, build my own unique path...

I have a tremendous amount of admiration for those that work tirelessly to establish themselves and are willing to encourage and affirm others ... What an Outrageous Way to Give Back...!!

We ALL have something to share - something to offer - something to give -

Live generously ...
 

And May the Ripple Effects of Our Lives Reach Unimaginable Shores...

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Location:
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Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Anna Banana Kruchten - Indeed some people leave their thumbprint behind...
A 'good teacher' is a priceless gift - 
Cheers to a lovely Saturday - !!

Oct 01, 2016 06:02 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Maria

Mrs Hawkins is a wise teacher.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 01, 2016 06:21 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Love this post.   I'm one of those people who think "good enough" isn't good enough until it's your best.  Teachers can be very influential.  

Oct 01, 2016 06:22 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Lou Ludwig  - A wise teacher's words will ring true forever ...
Thank you for stopping by -

Oct 01, 2016 07:04 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Carol Williams for stopping by and sharing your gracious words...

Oct 01, 2016 07:05 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Maria, I can almost hear the Teacher in my ears too:) great message and it is important to strive everyday to be the Best, and if we slip we end up still in a  better place than those who do not try to be best. Endre

Oct 01, 2016 08:05 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Endre Barath, Jr. - The next question one might pose is - what exactly does 'BEST' look like - and how do you know when you've arrived ... ??  A topic perhaps to be tackled in a later blog post ....
Cheers to an Amazing Saturday - !!

Oct 01, 2016 08:31 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Maria, for me it is and always have been  the journey, look forward to your post about the new topic or same topic's continuation:)Endre

Oct 01, 2016 08:42 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Endre Barath, Jr. -
I guess Miley Cyrus already nailed it with her lyrics to 'The Climb'

"There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb"

:))

Oct 01, 2016 08:48 AM #24
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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I sure hope Mrs. Hawkins knew how much she influenced others with her thumbprint on your heart. Teachers can make such a difference.

Oct 01, 2016 09:59 AM #25
Rainmaker
563,279
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  
"Teachers can make such a difference" - 
I am so very thankful for the many good  'teachers' in my life - I vividly remember some very special ones!

Oct 01, 2016 10:29 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Guy

Good - Better - Best. Love that saying wish I had a teacher who instilled that in me at an early age, I came to it late in life but still take it to heart.

Oct 01, 2016 12:45 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Michael Eisenberg - I think it's a lesson we all must continue to untangle for ourselves...
Thank you for choosing to stop by, read my post, and share your thoughts...

Oct 01, 2016 06:19 PM #28
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Maria.  Your post made me think of some of the wonderful teachers that have inspired me throughout my life.

Oct 01, 2016 10:32 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Maria Sapio 

This is a beautiful reflection on the teachings that your Teacher planted in your head; thus giving you inspiration for life! Now, the baton has been passed - thanks for sharing such great wisdom.

Oct 01, 2016 10:43 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Gabe Sanders - Isn't it precious what an impact a positive teacher can make...??!!

Oct 01, 2016 11:50 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Take the baton and run, Run, RUN... Patricia Feager  You have SO much to offer and your gentle delivery is so gracious - !!

Oct 01, 2016 11:52 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Karen Hellier ...A good teacher's words can be heard for a lifetime - 

Oct 02, 2016 10:29 AM #34
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Teachers do leave a thumbprint.  I had a very cranky first grade teacher.  I remember her telling me that I just "couldn't do it" when we were first learning to read.  I clearly remember thinking "hide and watch lady".  She might have been the catalyst for many risks that I have taken in my life.  Don't tell me I can't. 

Oct 04, 2016 08:02 AM #35
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Jeanne Gregory - Thankfully you had a spunky 'don't tell me I can't' attitude - Imagine if you didn't ... What a  terrible thought to ponder  - Yes, a teacher can impact positively or negatively !!

Oct 04, 2016 08:05 AM #36
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