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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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Me again!! I'm loving seeing you in the Rain but, still missing your pondering posts! I am confident that the next one is going to be a doozie though! LOL

Happy Saturday, Michael!

Mar 10, 2018 09:01 AM #54
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HI Michael Jacobs - Glad to see you back!  I have missed your reports. Your posts and Jeff Dowler 's posts give that that SoCal connection. 

Mar 12, 2018 06:32 PM #55
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Hope all is well Michael, been missing your posts and hearing your blogging voice.

Mar 13, 2018 12:32 PM #56
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I'm guilty as well.  At one point, I was on Active Rain on a daily basis and my business was booming.  I think I need to repeat that performance.  Thanks for the reminder!

Mar 13, 2018 03:04 PM #57
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I think, we all like the consistency to come in this online hood and share our lives and learn about lives and business of other Rainers:) 

Mar 14, 2018 11:43 PM #58
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Good Morning Michael Jacobs - Consistency pays off. I guess we started around the same time. Your sentiments were mine exactly. I'm glad we got to know each other here on ActiveRain. Over the years, you have consistently grew a fan base and people like you! You truly are a vital part of this AR Neighborhood and for that, I am grateful. 

Patricia

Mar 16, 2018 04:03 AM #59
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Michael, And there is a strong group here on AR who are very consistent with their posting, of which you are a part, even though it may ebb and flow.

Mar 23, 2018 08:44 AM #60
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Just checking in on you, Michael! I've been on vacation for a couple of weeks, as you know, and haven't checked in to see that you're okay! Still missing your ponderings...

Apr 02, 2018 06:42 PM #61
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Michael Jacobs - I just had to swing on by to say how great you are.

Like the cadence of a tolling bell, consistency sets us apart. I am so glad you are a part of ActiveRain. 

Apr 12, 2018 08:26 AM #62
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I have started to go back and read your past contributions because they were so brilliant in the first place Michael Jacobs 

Apr 23, 2018 07:14 AM #63
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Hi Michael,

Consistency is important for success.  Thanks for the quotes you shared.

It has been a pleasure getting to know you through your blog.

Apr 25, 2018 11:46 AM #64
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I'm not sure what this post is popping up from December, but I can relate to what you've written. I lost my voice a couple of times but somehow made it back. Hope all is well in your world, Michael!

May 03, 2018 09:07 AM #65
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Me again! Loving seeing you in Q&A but, still missing your awesome pondering reflections!

Hugs, Michael!

May 10, 2018 09:28 PM #66
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Khash Saghafi
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This is such a great reminder Michael!!! I teach a class about consistency to my loan officers and I speak about it all the time. Thank you for reminding ME to be consistent!!

May 19, 2018 06:18 AM #67
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 You are putting so much into your comment that I guess you don’t have the time to blog anymore but you are a very important part of ActiveRain. I would rather have half of your knowledge than none at all Michael Jacobs 

May 22, 2018 10:41 AM #68
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Michael, maybe we should talk about consistency --- like Paul said, you are with your comment, missing your wit.

May 23, 2018 02:19 PM #69
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 I like your local hoods updates.  I hope, you are doing well:) 

May 30, 2018 06:05 PM #70
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I really do miss your blog post and your consistency. I am afraid that comments are not enough for your true fans Michael. You are appreciated nonetheless!

Jun 08, 2018 11:39 PM #71
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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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