Stick With Something Until It Plays Out

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Zig ZagFinancial planners have always mystified me about their "savings and investment" plans, like life is this straight line of predictability. I know probably only TWO people out of 200 who started a job after college and retired from it many years later. So too, with many things that happen to us. Stick with it, do not complain, the change MAY be good, not acutally bad, but give it time. Our natural tendency with change with discomfort at first is to overlook the blessings hidden in disguise.

Again my advice, eyes wide open, see WHAT is good with something and hold off the complaining. The detour MAY be the best thing that ever happened to you!!


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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

There are many detours on the road of life. 

Nov 15, 2017 08:45 PM #8
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

This is my theory with my so called golf game also. People who hit the ball right down the middle miss so much of the golf course Gary Woltal 

Loved the post!

Nov 15, 2017 09:53 PM #9
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I wonder if there are any Real Estate Sales people who have only had the one job... that is interesting concept. The people I know who kept the same job their whole working lives were military, teachers and plant manufacture workers like Boeing and Beech

I cant think of one Realtor I know who didnt have different career choices to start and then became a Realtor..... Great Post!! 

Nov 15, 2017 11:16 PM #10
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Aloha Gary, good to see your wisdom on AR. As always spot on, the potholes of life can be a great training ground. I have attended the school of hard knocks, and I really try and pay attention to the signs, do not enter, or turn left.

Nov 16, 2017 01:53 AM #11
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Financial planners using savings and investments vehicles can forecast your savings growth based upon the power of compounding or the Rule of 72.  It is not only predictable but accurate, however, the journey of our life is unpredictable. 

Regardless, with a constant annual percentage rate of return in a savings or investment account, a small savings or investment amount will grow substantially over a period of time regardless of the changes in your life's journey. So put your money to work as soon as possible and no matter how often you change jobs or careers, your money will work and grow continuously. 

Nov 16, 2017 01:58 AM #12
Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Seriously, Gary, the detours are what makes life interesting and provide us with stories worth recounting.

Nov 16, 2017 05:14 AM #13
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

You win the prize for graphic/pic of the day Gary.  Spot on.


Nov 16, 2017 06:14 AM #14
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Detours are the spice of life! A well-planned out life might be great too - but those curveballs give you a spine.

Nov 16, 2017 06:52 AM #15
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love this! Congratulations on a well deserved feature! Sometimes what we think is a negative in our life turns out to be the greatest positive!

Nov 16, 2017 08:42 AM #16
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Gary, in the midst of chaos, challenges, we can either mope and groan or learn from them and move forward. Wise words in this post.

Nov 16, 2017 09:58 AM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gary- I love the point you make!  Too often we are too quick to have knee-jerk reactions to changes without analyzing what is happening. We have to count to 10, step back and take a deep breath. 

Nov 16, 2017 12:46 PM #18
Paul McFadden
Paratex - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

Thanks for the post. We've all been told that life's not a race but a marathon. I wholeheartedly agree!

Nov 16, 2017 02:26 PM #19
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The transition from being a retailer to being a REALTOR® in 1989 was unexpected but has made for a lifetime of success and happiness.

Nov 16, 2017 02:39 PM #20
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Gary, the illustrations you provided reminded me of watching a heart monitor on a patient in the hospital. It was up and down but when the line went straight it meant that life had ended.

We seem to think that a straight line life would be bliss, but life is not like that.

Great advice.

Nov 16, 2017 05:37 PM #21
Melissa Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

Thank you for this post, and I'm happy it was featured. This is EXACTLY what I needed to read as I venture through an unexpected detour.

Nov 18, 2017 08:23 AM #22
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Great post! Take what you get, see the positive, work with it, and move forward! Thanks for sharing!

Nov 18, 2017 06:48 PM #23
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Gary!  I popped by to wish you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!


Nov 23, 2017 06:29 AM #25
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

That is so true on many fronts Gary.  We start on a certain path and receive a few detours along the way.  Best of luck!

Nov 26, 2017 03:32 PM #26
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You really have to have the instinctive belief in what you do to really succeed, I believe.

Dec 07, 2017 11:14 PM #27
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Jan Green Very few careers are actually linear or straight and arrow path anymore. Unless you’re in accounting or medicine, most other things are left open to interpretation.

Dec 07, 2017 11:15 PM #28
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