Take Action: Enjoy How Bad You Are

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

"If you can't learn to do something well,

 

learn to enjoy doing it badly."


~ Baseball Analyst, Bill James

 

Your action for today is to identify something

that you're not very good at,

and by looking at it with a new perspective

find something to like about it.

 

 

 

For me that is the absolute joy I get from

playing guitar and drums.

 

I play daily, and I'm amazing...

...ly mediocre 😂🤣😂

 

But what a JOY! it is to learn and make music, 

even when I'm my only audience.

 

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Thomas J. Nelson
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Comments (20)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets what a great post..... not everyone can do everything well, but if we enjoy doing something because we can do it, that's a "wonderful happening"...

Jul 25, 2020 08:38 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets - Oh that is really an easy one for me. I have a few things I am not good at.

Jul 25, 2020 08:41 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

Yep, the joy of "doing" regardless of talent Grant Schneider 

Jul 25, 2020 08:45 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

Barbara Todaro my real estate buddy Ben Andrews in Happy Valley,  Oregon always told me 80% Go! Don't wait to be perfect, get good, then get going, the rest happens/develops in the doing.

Jul 25, 2020 08:46 AM
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Hi Thomas,

First of all as much as I would like to play the guitar and the drums, I'm amazingly bad!  Well, bad is not the word others use.  It's more like atrocious!

As for taking action, that's always good advice because you can't get anywhere if you don't.

On the things that I'm not good at (which are many), I delegate.

Jul 25, 2020 09:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Thomas - I have found I keep entertaining myself with the things I either don't do/know or can't execute well.  It's a never ending source of learning.  

Jul 25, 2020 10:33 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Thomas,  Thanks for reminding us that we don't have to be good at everything we try.  I believe you should put your time and energy into being good at one thing - your job or profession.  The things/hobbies you do in your spare time - should be for enjoyment not perfection.

Jul 25, 2020 10:40 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

Well said Bob Crane that is precisely my message. Gold Star ⭐

Jul 25, 2020 11:03 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

The curious mind stay young Michael Jacobs , thank you for popping by the post...as usual! 

Jul 25, 2020 11:04 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

Jeffrey Richman yes-a good point you made - I too hire my weaknesses and delegate at work. At play, it's just got to be fun...no matter how good or bad...just fun. Kinda like Karaoke night. Thank you for popping by the post! 

Jul 25, 2020 11:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Thomas- I love this!!! There's absolutely nothing wrong with doing what gives us joy even if we're not good at doing it!

Jul 25, 2020 04:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jul 25, 2020 07:19 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm with you about the music. I have a digital piano, acoustic guitar and flute. I love playing them but in my mediocre fashion. I am sure I would improve if I were to practice regularly but I'm actually fine with everything the way it is. It's fun.

Jul 26, 2020 05:06 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Very good philosophy Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets AND I didn't know you are a musician. 

Jul 26, 2020 06:00 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

Thank you for popping by my post Doug Dawes 

"I didn't know you are a musician. " (and some would say that even after I play for them LOL).

Jul 26, 2020 06:09 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

Ahhh Kathy Streib I'm so pleased you enjoyed it and you once again honor me in your coveted collection of gems for the week; thank you for popping by my post. 

Jul 26, 2020 06:11 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

Kat Palmiotti with music, it must be fun first. Heck, look at The Clash and The Sex Pistols, two punk bands that got famous while barely knowing how to play their instruments, but they had fun learning. Keep up your music, life would be so boring without musicians  thank you for popping by my post.

Jul 26, 2020 06:13 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Just enjoy life it is to short - Live  love laugh and be Happy Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets  

Jul 27, 2020 12:36 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Sometimes you have to take action and adapt and move with what brought you to the dance.

Jul 27, 2020 07:56 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It is so hard to think about the things that I do not do well and try to narrow down to just one.

Aug 02, 2020 01:58 PM