When Bad Turns Into Good

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"Sometimes the joy is found in turning a bad situation into something better than you could have originally imagined."
-Carol Williams


Have you ever had a plan go horribly wrong and realize later that the perceived failure led you down a different path that turned into a total blessing? 

I have!  It happens in real estate and it happens in life. 

Business has an interesting way of teaching us lessons and giving us opportunities when we think the door has closed.  Use those opportunities to open a new door.  This usually requires calling on your problem-solving skills, developing a new plan and showing people you don't give up.  This doesn't mean trying to make something happen that shouldn't happen.  It means making something better happen. 

I happen to believe all things work for the good, regardless of the mask it wears.   When you trust the journey, even if you don't understand it, the journey becomes much more enjoyable and rewarding.

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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Carol Williams ,

Thank you for your thoughts as there are many who don't share the optimistic view of looking at the glass as half full instead of half empty!

Mar 07, 2018 04:47 AM #4
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Carol. Sometimes things happen for the best without logical explanation! Enjoy your day!

Mar 07, 2018 05:32 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Carol. I love your attitude and believe it is a gift to strive for more in any situation.

Mar 07, 2018 06:36 AM #6
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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That can happen often and without notice in real estate Carol Williams , keeping things positive allows one to see those new opportunities. 

Mar 07, 2018 06:42 AM #7
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Carol Williams
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Good morning James Dray ,
Life is a ride on a winding road, isn't it? 

Mar 07, 2018 07:11 AM #8
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Carol Williams
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Hi Barbara Todaro ,
Bad stuff can lead to some pretty good results, can't it? 

Mar 07, 2018 07:14 AM #9
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Carol Williams
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Hi William Feela ,
No overreacting is a big part of turning challenges into opportunities, isn't it?

Mar 07, 2018 07:15 AM #10
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Carol Williams
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Hi Dorie Dillard ,
The glass is always refillable, isn't it? 

Mar 07, 2018 07:16 AM #11
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Carol Williams
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Hi Wayne Martin ,
Many things defy logic, don't they?  There's no point in trying to make sense of it.  Just move on.

Mar 07, 2018 07:16 AM #12
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Carol Williams
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Good morning Sheila Anderson ,
Life is full of opportunities to turn challenges into opportunities, isn't it?  Happy Wednesday!

Mar 07, 2018 07:17 AM #13
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Carol Williams
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Hi Scott Godzyk ,
Yes, keeping things positive leaves our minds open for possibilities.

Mar 07, 2018 07:18 AM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Sometimes the joy is found in turning a bad situation into something better than you could have originally imagined."
-Carol Williams

I love your quote, Carol.  I had a mother who was gifted at that!

Mar 07, 2018 07:19 AM #15
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Carol Williams
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Thanks Myrl Jeffcoat .  I enjoy playing with words. 

Mar 07, 2018 07:52 AM #16
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
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Carol you probably know already that I don't put labels on situations whether they appear bad or good (to me or whoever is perceiving it). It is what is and I call it simply contrast and look for a solution and in a way enjoy the drama that folks sometimes create.  It's more like an adventure and being aware of what I am intending on creating or reacting to. Make sense? LOL I must be in one of those philosophical moments...need coffee.

Hey while I was at the drive up at the coffee shop I saw a license plate  on a new mercedes that said - tryhard.  I could go on about that whole thing cause it's been on my mind. Maybe I'll do a post!!!  Try vs JDI!!

Mar 07, 2018 09:54 AM #17
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Carol Williams
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker ,
Yes, I know that about you.      I'll be watching for that post.  There is no "try".  You either do or don't....right?  

Mar 07, 2018 10:10 AM #18
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Oh yeah....sometimes you think it's the end of the world and turns out a blessing!

Mar 07, 2018 12:29 PM #19
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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This does happen a lot.  The best laid plans go awry only to take you to a far better place.

Mar 07, 2018 04:02 PM #20
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Featured in the group:  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

Mar 07, 2018 04:03 PM #21
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sharon Tara ,
Isn't that the truth? I am constantly amazed at where those roads lead.  

Mar 07, 2018 04:44 PM #22
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Carol Williams
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Hi Chris Ann Cleland , Thank you so much for the Feature in Make it a Double.  That's awesome.

Mar 07, 2018 04:45 PM #23
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