Pondering on Sunday...On Consistency…

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Pondering on Sunday...On Consistency…

 

Just Because

 

And for a reason…

 

I have been a member of ActiveRain since 2010.  I wasn’t particularly
active let alone consistent in the beginning.  I wasn’t sure about this place.  Hey, I didn’t know you.  You didn’t know me.   Why would you read my reports..my posts...or listen to my thoughts?  Truth be told...I hadn’t found my blogging voice(yeah, we have one - know it or not)  And this forum?  Unsure.   Me as a blogger - that’s almost laughable.  As if, right?  Even the  term is kinda funny.  Agree?  I mean...I have no training in blogging.   I don’t have a degree or a certificate in that subject/field.  What makes me qualified?   I write what I have experienced.  And what I am experiencing...what is happenng(or happened) to me.  



When I first joined this forum...I joined to “help” my business.  I didn’t have a guide or a book I could follow...I was told that ActiveRain(and a couple of other places...the names escape me were good places to join.  So I did.  I joined.  I watched.  I didn’t really  participate at first.

Okay...let’s get back to consistency.  You know. The subject at hand.  I wasn’t particularly consistent at first that is where my blogging/particpating on ActiveRain was concerned.  Many weren’t I imagine.  But eventually I got the “hang” of it...I liked the forum..I liked the people...and I received some phone calls too that mentioned they had found me online...who knew?  This thing kinda works.  And the membership.  Some were downright awesome.  Some are still here.  Others I “met” along the way -- the path -- what a wonderful journey.

 

I digress.  I ponder.  On consistency.  So as I ponder I try to pull together what others may have written about consistency -- to see if I can relate...that’s what I do.  As I ponder. And otherwise too.

 

Trust is built with consistency

                                                                                       Lincoln Chafee

 

When you look at people who are successful, you will not find them to be the people who are motivated but who have consistency in their motivation.

                                                                                          Arsene Wenger

 

Getting an audience is hard.  Sustaining an audience is hard.  

It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of purpose over a period of time.

                                                                                            Bruce Springsteen

 

And now back to that consistency thing...I had it for a while...in some parts of my life I still hold on to it.  Here...well...I’m trying...that’s all I am going to say on the subject...for now...I am processing...that is processing while I ponder...because I can.  And so can you.   If you choose.  To be consistent.  Or not.  As I ponder.  

 

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Pondered on:  December 3, 2017 although a bit later than usual, if you were wondering...



Pondering on Sunday...On Consistency…

(and a little bit later than usual...just because)



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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

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Khash Saghafi NMLS
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I already commented on this one Michael, but I read it again because I am focusing on this one single word even more (consistency)!!

Jun 10, 2018 01:21 PM #72
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OMG, I'm DYING here for a pondering post, Michael! Surely there's something you're pondering today!! LOL

Hugs to you! I hope you have a great week ahead...

Jun 17, 2018 08:04 PM #73
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How does it feel to be so loved by your subscribers Michael? I still find myself reading your old block post and getting totally different perspectives each time I read it. I miss that.

Jul 31, 2018 10:32 PM #74
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 You might see that I have consistently come back to this blog post comment because I feel that it is a great example of your blogging success Michael. 🧐...

Aug 01, 2018 06:17 PM #75
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Gotta love that Bruce Springsteen quote, it's definitely a lot harder to keep an audience's interest over the long term than it is to build an audience in the first place...

Aug 03, 2018 04:43 PM #76
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Springsteen's quote was my favorite. At our core, our values need to be consistent. Change is good, and self-reflection about that is good. But, being able to be counted on, consistently, being truthful, consistently, those are just two of those forms that I hold fast to. 

Love your ponderings, AND your truth. 

Sep 11, 2018 09:33 AM #77
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What a great post, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Michael Jacobs 

Sep 15, 2018 05:30 PM #78
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Hi Michael Jacobs loved your blog post. I'm not as consistent lately as I once was but I too have some good friend here in the rain. It's a good place that's why I keep coming back to check in on old friends and blog. I was sad to see Roger left. I would love to talk to him and catch up but I guess I will just pray for his health, safety and good will. Take care and thanks for this great blog post. good reading.

Sep 28, 2018 02:24 PM #79
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I am consistent in my inconsistency. But you know that.  :: wink ::

Sep 29, 2018 12:44 PM #80
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Kasey & John Boles
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Everybody loves your pondering posts and misses them, Michael! -Kasey

Oct 03, 2018 09:42 AM #81
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Consistency (and its motivation) can be hard to find and sustain, especially in our world Michael Jacobs ... real estate and lending is full of ups and downs, out-of-our-minds busy VS days of non-activity.  It messes with you.  But obviously you have found a happy ground, as you're still here and have been since 2010.  Celebrate that ...

Now get back to work!

Gene

Oct 18, 2018 10:10 AM #82
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Oh, won't you just do a 'little' pondering post, Michael! I do miss them!

Happy Saturday!

Oct 27, 2018 07:04 PM #83
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Hi, Michael Jacobs.  I came to ActiveRain years after you and missed the 'Pondering Posts' I read about in today's comments.  Curious...did you stop writing them?  And if so, why? Sounds  like you were quite a success; perhaps to get back into it.  I enjoyed and appreciate your motivating post on 'Consistency.'  Great reminder........

Oct 29, 2018 06:39 AM #84
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Maria Sapio
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Michael Jacobs - I love your genuine ponderings about 'consistency' and I think you've touched on such a valuable point.  You say that you write about what has happened or what is happening for you, and I think that leads to the profound 'voice of authenticity' - Perhaps consistency has less to do with 'frequency' and much more to do with when you are heard, that we hear the real, sincere you!  That's the voice that resonates!!  With much gratitude, Maria 

Oct 30, 2018 05:44 AM #85
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Michael Jacobs - I read this post this morning and have continued to ponder the ingredients in the mix you have shared throughout the day.  So, I wanted to stop by again to extend my gratitude for your thought provoking words!

Oct 30, 2018 02:42 PM #86
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Michael after hearing your pondering, I am now in a pondering state of mind,

 

Oct 31, 2018 07:09 PM #87
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Hi Michael, I didn't know you pondered before I did!!  Sorry I coopted that! ha.

Well, what you've written resounds in me as well.  I did start to write manuscripts years ago in slow times about my thoughts on architecture.  So that helped my writing here I suppose.  I agree that consistency is important.  Thanks much

 

Nov 12, 2018 03:58 PM #88
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Hi Michael! Just popping by to say that I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving today...and I still miss your pondering posts, for which I was so thankful!! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2018 07:25 PM #89
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I am thankful that I was consistant for so long and many of those old posts still cause our phone to ring.

Nov 23, 2018 08:11 PM #90
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Me again!! Yearning for a famous Michael Jacobs pondering post today!! 

Hugs, hugs and more hugs!

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