Take Action: Be The Bean

By
Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476

 

"People of character do the right thing,

not because they think it will change the world

but because they refuse to be changed by the world."


~ Ethicist, Michael Josephson

 

Your action for today is is to reflect on a time

when you did the right thing and one where you didn't.

Take time to notice the difference

and how you felt at both times.

 

I was taught by an antidote long ago,

you can be the carrot, the egg or the coffee bean.

 

The world is a boiling pot:

 

You can let it make you soft/weak 

like the carrot turns in boiling water

 

You can let it make you hard/inflexible

like the egg turns in boiling water

 

or you can turn your environment, not it you!

Like the coffee changes beans turn boiling water

into delicious coffee.

thomas j nelson realtor san diego

Be the coffee bean in your environment.

 

Design an extraordinary day!

 

If you missed the previous Take Action post:  

 

Take Action: Fuel Your Opinion with Facts

 

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Comments (8)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Thomas. The following says it all and most will not get it!

"People of character do the right thing,

not because they think it will change the world

but because they refuse to be changed by the world."

Jul 18, 2020 06:33 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

True Wayne Martin but I hope for the best. We have to be who we are, whether someone is looking or not. It can be daunting to be of character, especially the last 5 moths, but I feel better when I stick to my values. Thank you for popping by the post today!

Jul 18, 2020 06:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - I don't recall hearing the story of the carrot or the bean but I do recall the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt:

                                               A woman is like a tea bag  -

                  you can't tell how strong she is until you put her into hot water

Jul 18, 2020 06:50 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

HA! I love that quote and you shared a new one with me, thanks for popping by the post today Michael Jacobs!

Jul 18, 2020 06:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thomas,

I absolutely love the first quote. It really answers what our children should be taught in terms of ethics. A

Jul 18, 2020 02:34 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Amen Ron and Alexandra Seigel -  thanks for popping by the post today!!!

Jul 19, 2020 01:37 AM

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