The world is your classroom. What are you learning?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 TN Broker: 208698

There is so much to learn each day. Do you take the opportunities?

Original content by Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV 0225086119

Every time my dog gets up from a nap he does something that is a lesson for us smarter, but sometimes unaware humans. He stretches. It's good for his body, and it gives him a few seconds to become aware of his surroundings. Scripture tells us that "The heavens declare the glory of God" (Ps 19.1).  Even our best artists can't duplicate the magnificent array of colors in a sunset or a sunrise.  

 Life is full of lessons. If we're aware, they will help steer us to better decisions and more success in life and business. Here's a few examples:

  • Sunrise and sunset. They have a natural order. So does life. I've watched a lot of associates do everything to be at the peak of the business before they've barely established themselves. They spend a fortune for all the "shiny keys" early on, and they burn out just as fast. Everyone pays his dues. It may be short or it may be long, but it is timed. The gap between sunrise and sunset is shorter in Winter, but there is still a gap. It's not the time between them, it's the progression.
  • Driving into the sun blinds you. I'm sure you've had that drive where the sun was right in front of you the whole time. Hence, we have sun-visors and sunglasses.There's a real danger when driving into a blinding sun. It becomes all consuming and distracting during the drive.There is also a real danger to your physical and emotional health when you keep something difficult in front of you all the time. Negative events come and go in life, but when your total focus is on the situation, it's hard to see where you're going.
  • A bad diet makes you sluggish. You were designed for optimal performance. If you put sludge in your gas tank, you will perform poorly. If you put high octane fuels in your system, you will perform better. God designed you to be healthy. You can cooperate with that design, or you can defy it. That is costly. That bad diet can be food, or it can be what you put in your head.  
  • Every day starts and stops. Every new day is a new opportunity to make a new beginning. If yesterday was a bust, that is not a precursor for today. Whether it's business, relationships or dealing with your health - you get a new day every 24 hours. Start over if needed.
  • Never step in rushing flood waters. They will sweep you away. Never interfere in someone else's problems, office politics or a fight that is not your own. They can quickly consume you and distract you from your own life. I've know a number of professional problem shifters. Today, it's their problem, tomorrow it's your problem. Just say no.
  • Be aware of the life lessons in the world around you. There are more lessons being played out in front of you than you can record. The ones you catch - you catch because they are important. 

Pay attention. When your dog does his yoga pose, "Downward dog, Upward dog," he is teaching you a lesson about health. When the sun rises and sets, it is teaching you about beauty and the ending of something and the beginning of something beautiful. Life is full of lessons. Welcome to class!


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Comments (19)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debbie Reynolds - I missed this one, thanks for sharing!

Dec 01, 2018 03:09 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I missed reading the original one 

Dec 02, 2018 03:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Debbie, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Dec 02, 2018 05:50 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I definitely learn something new daily in the Rain and don't really even have to seek it out.

Dec 02, 2018 05:52 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great reblog I enjoyed reading the post we can learn something new everyday; if, we just look around. Thanks for the reblog have a great day.

Dec 02, 2018 09:55 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My Mother was and is an inspiration to me. All through her life and especially the last ten years of her life before she died at 95 she was learning and evolving.

Dec 03, 2018 07:16 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Debbie Reynolds great choice for a reblog.  I hope that you are having a wonderful month!

Dec 12, 2018 03:38 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debbie, I just dropped by to say hello. I hope you're doing well!

Dec 14, 2018 10:25 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Debbie Reynolds I hope this finds you and yours well and enjoying a very Merry Christmas!  Miss you here in the Rain!


Dec 25, 2018 03:58 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debbie hope everything is ok? Miss the interaction on the Rain, if we do not connect have a Happy New Year, Endre

Dec 27, 2018 10:38 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Just checking in since I haven't seen you for a while. Hope all is well and wishing you a Happy Holiday Season...

Dec 28, 2018 01:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debbie just trying to find out if all is well? Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year, Endre

Dec 30, 2018 10:54 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes™- by eXp Realty - Vancouver, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I too hope all is well with you Debbie. Miss you in the Rain. Oh, and Happy, Happy Birthday. 

Feb 23, 2019 09:56 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

"You get a new day every 24 hours.  Start over if needed."


Truer words never said.  What a great attitude, Debbie Reynolds. I'm so glad you shared this.

Feb 25, 2019 10:44 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debbie Reynolds   your fans have been asking about you, looking for your new blog post, Endre

Mar 12, 2019 10:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe hope all is well just checking in give us a sign of life, Endre

Feb 20, 2023 10:27 PM