Don't Be a Flat Squirrel

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

In the period of time between Christmas and New Year's we all start thinking of resolutions to improve ourselves in the new year. I would recommend,


Mainly being a more decisive person. Squirrels darting out in front of cars seem to stop and forget what they are doing. IN LIFE, recognizing ANY decision is better than no decision, and it allows you to move forward. Work on being decisive and to NOT get flattened going forward. You also don't have to re-visit possible choices over and over again due to procrastination. It is done already and you are good with it.

                           "have a happy holiday season, all its days .....  wishing you the best!!"

Flat Squirrel



Comments (23)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Gary- you reminded me of something a friend said to me many years ago. I couldn't make a decision about something and was having a hard time with it. He told me the thing to do is make a decision, then move on. 

Dec 30, 2017 04:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign


Dec 30, 2017 06:07 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Gary Woltal,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week. How did I miss this one? Love the title..great analogy. We do need to just make a decision and move on..indecisiveness does not serve us well.

Dec 31, 2017 05:15 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gary. The title caught my attention and I think you are right. Happy New Year.

Dec 31, 2017 06:48 AM
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

I just learned from David Martin's post that today is Make Up Your Mind Day! 

Dec 31, 2017 09:03 AM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

It's really a miracle there aren't more flattened squirrels with all that back-and-forth they do in the middle of the street. Great visual!

Dec 31, 2017 09:57 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I think they don't intend to run into the street until they are there. Then they can't make up their minds whether to go back or keep going forward, until destiny decides it for them.

Dec 31, 2017 10:39 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Gary, your title drew me in. I have never thought about the flat squirrel effect.

Many people do struggle with making a decision and don't make a choice.

However, to not make a decision is a decision made.

Put some thought into the choice and make your best decision.

Dec 31, 2017 12:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Gary

That's certainly an intriguing analogy but the message really works! Thank you for something to keep in mind!!

Happy New Year!


Dec 31, 2017 02:07 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Ha, I definitely do not want to be a flat squirrel.

Jan 01, 2018 04:30 AM
Jack Tenold
Jack Tenold LLC - Spokane, WA
Specializing in Reverse Mortgages

Best advice I’ve heard all year , Happy new year 2018 Gary,

Jan 01, 2018 09:55 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Gary and that's a classic title and post my friend!

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ... and your post has been featured to the group: EXPRESS WITH WORLDS AT ACTIVERAIN 

Jan 01, 2018 06:04 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Well said... message heard loud and clear... don't be roadkill in 2018!  Thanks!

Jan 02, 2018 05:04 AM
Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

Oh my gosh!! Isn't this the truth?!  Time to be decisive.

Jan 02, 2018 06:07 AM
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Great point. It is important to be decisive in life. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 02, 2018 06:18 PM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

There is a fine libe between impulsive and over thinking. Either one can hurt you in the end.

Jan 04, 2018 12:40 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I really love this thought about our life and times. You got to go all the way Gary Woltal 

Jan 27, 2018 11:41 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Many a racoon were unable to make a decision too...splat! Hope all is well Gary Woltal!


Feb 08, 2018 03:50 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


Those flat squirrels don't get very far!  Love the post.

Mar 02, 2018 03:51 AM
Anzhela Pastrana

Great words. Helpful. Reminding. Waking up.

May 05, 2020 07:51 PM