How Do You Define Success...?? Carlisle, PA.

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

This morning as I was strolling through ActiveRain Land, I visited the post shared by Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, entitled:  One day, you'll be just...  He shared the following anonymous quote: "One day, you'll be just a memory for some people.  Do your best to be a good one."  

Thank you Paul for offering an opportunity for us to pause and reflect.

As I soaked in those words, my mind turned toward the word, Success.


Success is a word that opens itself up to our own personal definition.  No one can truly define what success means to you, or me - we each have the unique privilege of figuring that one out for our-self.

My response to Paul's morning quote was: "It is my hope that when I pass, if people say -'I felt welcomed, loved, and valued in her presence' - then I will have lived a successful life." 

The word success is often tossed around like confetti - advertisers love to impose their definition upon us.  Yet personally, some of the most successful people I know are those that love abundantly and live life to the fullest - yet their bank account may not declare success if you define success in terms of monetary wealth.  

One of my favorite quotes is from Maya Angelou:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, 
people will forget what you did,
But people will never forget how you made them feel."

So, how do you define success...??


 

 
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Rainer
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Betsy N. Robinson - Serving the Sandhills, NC
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Maria - I have always loved your Maya Angelou quote.  We can all use it as a guidepost of how we want our clients to think of us long after the details of the transaction have been forgotten.

Oct 23, 2017 04:05 AM #49
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Will Hamm
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Aw a great feature by you again,  You are such a great writer here in the rain.  Glad to see you most often!!!!

Oct 23, 2017 08:39 AM #50
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Maria, that is a great aspiration, for people to say of you, 'I felt welcomed, loved, and valued in her presence'.

Oct 23, 2017 02:21 PM #51
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

SmartZip Analytics - Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and ponder your thoughts about success - 

Oct 23, 2017 03:40 PM #52
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Maria Sapio
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Laura Cerrano - Thank you for stopping by to read my post and offer your thoughts...

Oct 23, 2017 03:41 PM #53
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Maria Sapio
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Lise Howe - Thank you for stopping by and yes, thank you to the powers-that-be that opted to feature this post...

Oct 23, 2017 03:46 PM #54
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Maria Sapio
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Betsy N. Robinson - Serving the Sandhills, NC - I can still recall the gentle kindness of some people that I haven't sen for many years - so the scent of kindness does linger ...

Oct 23, 2017 03:47 PM #55
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Maria Sapio
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Will Hamm - I do appreciate the fun we all have sharing ideas and exchanging thoughts here in the RAIN!

Oct 23, 2017 03:48 PM #56
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Thank you Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 for stopping by to read my thoughts -

Oct 23, 2017 03:48 PM #57
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Jeanne Gregory
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I have known folks who thought money was "success", only to be sorely disappointed when they reached that level and still were not happy. 

Oct 24, 2017 06:57 AM #58
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Jeanne Gregory - Such wisdom in your words... Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my post.

Oct 24, 2017 07:13 AM #59
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M.C. Dwyer
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What a beautiful post to read - great beginning for the day - thank you Maria.

Oct 24, 2017 08:49 AM #60
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

What a gracious comment M.C. Dwyer  - thank you so much and hope you have an outstanding day!

Oct 24, 2017 10:00 AM #61
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Joan Cox
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Maria, I too saw Paul's post, and it did prompt reflection, and what would those say about us after we are gone.   Success does have different meanings to many of us.   GREAT post.

Oct 25, 2017 08:08 AM #62
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Maria Sapio
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Joan Cox - I am one that lives my life 'on purpose and with purpose' ...
I appreciate your response to my post!

Oct 25, 2017 08:13 AM #63
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Joan Cox
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Maria, I do live life in that manner as well.   I like to put a stamp on life each and every day for someone or something!  

Oct 25, 2017 08:47 AM #64
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Joan Cox  - "I like to put a stamp on life each and every day for someone or something! " - Love that!!

Oct 25, 2017 08:56 AM #65
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Maria - this is different for everyone but I think that for me it is a balanced life including giving back to others.

Oct 25, 2017 11:14 AM #66
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I believe you have to be very specific of what you are about to achieve: know your client, know your strength, connect with your audience via social networks or personally, keep your word and quality of your service, and always protect your client interests. 

Dec 06, 2017 07:42 PM #67
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Inna Ivchenko
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I listen often to Success pod-cast, and What is the success is the last question of each interview. Each very successful guest has a different answer. One size does not fit all:)

Dec 06, 2017 07:44 PM #68
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