When You Have to Shoot, Shoot. Don't Talk

Home Inspector with SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties 450.004175

When You Have to Shoot, Shoot. Don't Talk. This could also be titled... There's no time like the present.  It could also be titled Be Prepared. 

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The best time to do something is now. 

    How many times in your life did you have an opportunity to do something, but maybe had reservations about how it would turn out? Were you thinking about what other people would think or would they criticize your plan or tell you why it won't work? Did you waste valuable time and effort trying to convince yourself and others why it was a good plan, instead of taking the steps to start working on the implementation? In other words, did you talk instead of shoot like Tuco in the video above? 

    The movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly has so many great quotes, I could write a dozen blog posts, this one always was my favorite quote. This scene was also a great reminder to always be prepared, which is the motto of The Boy Scouts of America. When I was Scoutmaster for Troop 324 in Bourbonnais, IL I would ask the scouts, "Be prepared for what?" The correct answer of course was be prepared for any old thing. My decision to become a home inspector was not made lightly and without preparation, but I did not wait and rethink and do numerous surveys and studies and wonder to my friends and family if it was a good idea or am I making a terrible decision. I could have easily stayed at my old job and plodded along through my life as it was very comfortable and secure. It just wasn't what I knew in my mind I wanted to be doing until I retired. I made the decision, prepared for it, then did it. Now. The time to shoot was upon me. Time for talking was over. 



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Scott Seaton-The Home Inspector With A Heart 

SLS Home Inspections @815-644-6271

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Comments (8)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Scott - coulda - woulda - shoulda. 

Good post. Good thoughts.

Dec 15, 2018 06:23 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have always been a do now, plan later kind of girl and it has served me well. 

Dec 15, 2018 09:08 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Stop procrastinating  Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector and get the job done .. good quote indeed ..

Dec 15, 2018 10:31 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Scott,  As I read this ... thoughts like: 

Ready Aim. Ready Aim. Ready Aim. 

Get ready to get ready. 

And so many others come to my mind.  

So many of us are standing in our own way of greatness. 


Dec 15, 2018 12:35 PM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp
SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

Michael Jacobs, Tammy Lankford, Hannah Williams, Kathleen Daniels, Thanks for the comments. Have a wonderful holiday season.

Dec 16, 2018 03:52 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Scott,
I love that!  When you have to shoot.  Shoot!  I have known so many people who suffer "paralysis by analysis". They spend so much time planning and thinking they never get anything done! Always be prepared but don't wait until everything is perfect. Right? 

Dec 17, 2018 11:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sean, when something needs to be done, I just get it done.  No procrastinating! 

Dec 22, 2018 06:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector - Great blog post to ponder and reflect on frequently. As we begin another new year, it's something worth thinking about.

Thank you. 

Jan 08, 2019 08:00 AM