On The Second

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On The Second

 

On The Second

 

On The Second

 

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. 

Fail at it. 

Do better the second time. 

The only people who never stumble

are those who never mount the high wire. 

This is your moment. 

Own it. 

                                                                                                          Oprah Winfrey 

 

Quotes about the first or being the first can be memorable.  Encouraging.  Motivating.  Reaching and maintaining Number One is admirable afterall.  Right?

 

Does that change when the subject is "the second"?  Second Chances. Second Hand Selection.  A second choice.  Is there a second spouse stigma?  Doesn't experience tell us that we now know better and perhaps know more in any situation the second time? 

 

So on this second day of April.  I say let's celebrate it and all that being second can mean.  I mean it isn't all about being number one.  

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

On The Second

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Rainmaker
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Michael, I'd rather be consistently 2nd than a 1 hit wonder. I like how you looked at this, being 1st is something we hear so much about. Being my best is what I consider a win. 

Apr 03, 2019 05:54 AM #14
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Michael Jacobs
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson - and that matters a lot.

Kat Palmiotti - and the theory to be and do your best works on the fourth too.  Any day on the calendar actually.

Nina Hollander - there is a reason to celebrate each and every day. 

Roy Kelley  - why not?  I agree.  

 

Apr 03, 2019 05:54 AM #15
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - when "being" involves being your best you can at that particular time - that's darn good.

Norma J. Elkins - the concept still works regardless of the day.  

Amanda S. Davidson - consistency certainly plays a part.  

Apr 03, 2019 05:59 AM #16
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Brian England
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I am all about seconds!  Second chances, second helpings of food, just a couple of my favorites, haha.

Apr 03, 2019 07:39 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Michael. I get the quote and agree but much of the rest confuses me.

Apr 03, 2019 08:07 AM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Brian England - two very good examples of "seconds" that come in "first" for you.  Personally, I have done better when second chances occur rather than taking a second helping.

Sheila Anderson - I am glad you enjoyed the quote.  

Apr 03, 2019 09:22 AM #19
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Michael,

As long as you take good care of yourself (#1), that always makes you number #! regardless of opinions, standards and timing.  That is what counts in my book.  A

Apr 03, 2019 09:58 AM #20
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Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel - priorities are important.  

Apr 03, 2019 11:39 AM #21
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I just want to be in the top. I was second in ranking at my previous broker and that was just fine. I remember the days that I was #886.

Trouble with being #1 is everybody expects you to be a role model. Also, I think of an old friend Dick Roby who had one hit record in his life, "Liar, Liar, your pants are on fire," and never, no matter how many times he tried, and is probably still trying to this day, he will never have a #1 hit song again. On the other side, I've never had a hit song, LOL.

I think the difference is you need to try. When I first started yoga, I could not touch the floor. Now I can place both palms flat on the floor without bending knees.

Apr 03, 2019 04:00 PM #22
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1% -- there is something to be said about those one hit wonders - "what exactly is being discussed" - is subject to much conversation I am sure.  Meanwhile, keep on doing what you have been doing, it looks good on you.  

Apr 03, 2019 07:57 PM #23
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Hi Michael. Interesting post and comments per usual. What about the top four? Hahaha. Just kidding...I like many of the comments re: being the best we can be is always number 1. 

Apr 04, 2019 07:25 AM #24
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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Nice Michael. I like the thoughts you have here. That is a great quote from Oprah

Apr 04, 2019 09:56 AM #25
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Michael Jacobs
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD -- the top four or the final four?  The big eight?  A gang of eight?  Or the dirty dozen?  How about a baker's dozen?  I'll stop now. Maybe.

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - Oprah has some pretty good quotes.  

Apr 04, 2019 02:49 PM #26
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Roy Kelley
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Good Friday morning, Michael. Have a great day and a very special weekend.

We have a rainy morning in Maryland.

Apr 05, 2019 05:16 AM #27
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Roy Kelley - the morning started off quite sunny and grew cooler as the day progressed.  I hope you have a nice weekend as well.  

Apr 05, 2019 05:38 PM #28
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Sharon Tara
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First thing I thought of was "I'll second that!"

Second thing I thought of was #2. With four grandsons there is only one thing that comes to mind there.

Apr 07, 2019 07:15 AM #29
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Michael Jacobs - Hmmm.... Deep thoughts! Deep, deep thoughts. Can't comment on this one. 

Apr 08, 2019 08:32 PM #30
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Tara -- hmmm #2.  Oui! Or Oui Oui.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - sometimes no words are just enough.  

Apr 15, 2019 07:39 PM #31
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Great quote from Oprah - I absolutely embody the spirit of OWNING IT! That was my mantra with the boys growing up - if you mess up, OWN IT! 

On another note, everyone can't be #1 - being #2 gives one something to aspire to be! 

Apr 16, 2019 04:08 PM #32
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Michael, this makes me think of how many homes we have to sell twice before actually getting to the closing table!   2nd Chances.

Apr 27, 2019 03:46 PM #33
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