Milestones On My Mind

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Milestones On My Mind

 

 

Milestones On My Mind Although, I can't recall my first visit to Disneyland, I remember my last time there.  Thinking of each event, it's more than a Mickey Mouse Moment but not likely a Milestone.  Maybe it has to do with decades ago memories versus months ago.  Maybe that or maybe something else.  It wasn't unique for me to visit the famed theme park as a Southern California native.   As a child, we lived nearby.  Like moments, milestones matter.  For many reasons and far beyond that famous Anaheim attraction of my childhood. 

 

There are likely countless moments in real life to remind us about time markers of many kinds.  I like this quote from the chief financial officer of Alphabet, the parent of Google, that brought me back to reality.  At least for a moment:  

 

I have seen too many people in my career

think that there is some natural progression to life,

with certain career milestones

preceding whatever you may want in your personal life. 

Unfortunately,

life doesn't know how to follow a schedule. 

                                                                                                                Ruth Porat  

 

 

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Milestones On My Mind

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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So true. I like this quote:

"Unfortunately,

life doesn't know how to follow a schedule." 

Sep 20, 2019 01:24 PM #19
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Michael... Disney Land was a milestone in my life... I grew up in the 1950's desperate to see it and was a daily watcher of the Mickey Mouse Club after school each day. I finally got to see it when I was 25 years old... so for me it was a memorable milestone. After that I got to visit Disney World in Florida several times, but it was never as memorable as my first visit to Disney in California.

Sep 21, 2019 07:14 AM #20
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Another interesting post and discussions to follow in the comments. To me, milestones are memories that remain very vidid - some good, some bad.  Generally a lesson of some sort, or just powerful emotion. But your quote about life not following a schedule - so very, very true. 

Sep 21, 2019 08:05 AM #21
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Hi Michael:

It's fun to look back and remember various milestones...whatever they are and whatever they meaan to us. Funny how some memories remain so vivid while others fade.

Jeff

Sep 21, 2019 08:25 AM #22
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Will Hamm
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Hello Michael,  Milestone are always interesting to look back on and remember for each one of us.  

Sep 21, 2019 09:36 AM #23
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Milestones....and small steps as well are memorable.  part of life's fun is sharing those milestones with others.

Sep 21, 2019 01:42 PM #24
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! - it's a great quote, isn't it?  

Nina Hollander - I have never been to Disney World(or Florida for that matter) but first time experiences are difficult, if not impossible, to live again.  

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I love when comments add to the flavor and spirit of the conversation.  Enhancing it.  Stimulating it.  Furthering it and expanding it.  

Sep 21, 2019 01:58 PM #25
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Jeff Dowler, CRS - vivid is a good word choice.  

Will Hamm - and they are good to share and experience all over again.  

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR - indeed.  

Sep 21, 2019 02:01 PM #26
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I love your quote selection.

Our own Barbara Todaro is reaching her five millions points milestone on ActiveRain.

Sep 21, 2019 06:11 PM #27
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Michael Jacobs - That quote is quite a wake-up call! When you're in business, life is so much more than annual goals and strategic planning. As you flip through the pages of your mind and think about the milestones you achieved since childhood, it does seem like decades of memories. Suddenly, you reach an age and time has passed and then starts the flooded memories. I don't think it's fair for any of us to stop dreaming and achieving life goals. And when we know, it's not possible, we better be prepared to adjust and keep going. 

Sep 21, 2019 06:30 PM #28
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Roy Kelley - it's amazing to see the milestones that are being met and broken each and every day in this forum and beyond.  

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - numbers achieved is certainly a part of a plan for many but plans/goals are not necessarily meant to stand still.

Sep 21, 2019 06:53 PM #29
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Perhaps life doesn't know how to follow a schedule, however, each individual has the opportunity to utilize their time wisely and strive for peak performance as every milestone is one step closer to achieving our goals. Time IMO is our most important asset after maintaining our good health.

Sep 21, 2019 08:08 PM #30
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Kimo Jarrett - we can't create more time but we can better utilize the time we have.  

Sep 22, 2019 07:20 PM #31
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My head is swimming on this one - I'm very much a 'celebratory' person - when someone hits a milestone, I'm all about making a big deal out of it. Personally, I may think about it but, am typically laser-focused and don't want to spend time on my own milestones. 

However, just as your quote indicates, LIFE sometimes gets in the way of those milestones and can certainly be depended upon to wreak havoc on a schedule - especially if you're a schedule-blocker! 

As for Disney - I've been many times to World but, never to Land! One of these days....err, years!

Sep 23, 2019 08:27 PM #32
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - jump in, the water is fine!

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Sep 23, 2019 08:35 PM #33
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Well, you know, you always send me down these rabbit holes, Michael! 

They should be called swimming holes instead. And, for the swimming hole du jour, I always feel that I need to don my flippers when visiting your pondering posts...but, I love every minute of it!

Sep 23, 2019 09:00 PM #34
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - there's much to be found in rabbit or swimming holes if one ventures to dream and live live LARGE.

Sep 24, 2019 10:19 AM #35
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life doesn't know how to follow a schedule!  I love it!  Thanks for posting such lovely blog posts.  I really enjoy reading your musings

Oct 03, 2019 05:20 AM #36
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"...life doesn't know how to follow a schedule" this is a very interesting post to ponder upon. 

Oct 03, 2019 11:57 AM #37
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Lise Howe - thank you for those kind words.

Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE - thank you.  

Oct 03, 2019 05:18 PM #38
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